Hembree Brandon

Editorial Director,
Farm Press

Hembree Brandon, editorial director, grew up in Mississippi and worked in public relations and edited weekly newspapers before joining Farm Press in 1973. He has served in various editorial positions with the Farm Press publications, in addition to writing about political, legislative, environmental, and regulatory issues.

Ag chemicals, GMOs critical to increase world food output 2
Herbicides, insecticides, and GMO crops will be vital to meeting the needs of another two billion people on planet Earth by the year 2020, says Leonard Gianessi, consultant for the CropLife Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Narrow/twin rows can work well with peanuts
Studies in recent years have demonstrated that peanuts on 30-inch rows, or in twin-row spacing, can perform well, says Scott Tubbs, associate professor and cropping systems agronomist at the University of Georgia/Tifton.
Contamination, regulatory issues ongoing concerns for ginners
There needs to be an awareness — from the grower on through the processing chain — of the importance of keeping cotton contaminant-free, says Dwayne Alford, president, National Cotton Ginners Association.
As gin numbers decline, trained labor becomes scarcer
As the number of active U.S. cotton gins continues to contract, the challenge facing the industry may not be so much a loss of infrastructure as one of adequate labor when cotton acres rebound, says Tommy Valco.
Nematodes: Costly unknown for cotton growers
Many Mississippi cotton producers have nematode problems that are costing them yield and dollars, says Tom Allen, yet they often may not know they have the pests, or if they do they may not be correctly managing for them.
Calcium: It's critical for peanuts development
If there isn't enough calcium in the top three inches pegging zone, peanuts won't develop properly and yields will suffer, says Glen Harris, University of Georgia Extension fertility specialist.
Riley James new president of Southern Cotton Ginners
Missouri ginner Riley James has been named 2014 president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. The five-state organization represents cotton gins in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
SCGA Diamond Safety Award Winners 2013
Ten Mid-South gins were 2013 winners of the Diamond Award for safety — the highest award presented by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association.
SCGA Safety Award Winners 2013
Mid-South gins recognized for outstanding safety achievements
Replanting peanuts may not be best option
Unless a peanut stand is really poor, replanting is rarely profitable, says Jason Sarver, Mississippi Extension peanut agronomist.
Mid-South gins recognized for safety accomplishments
Ten Mid-South cotton gins won the highest award, the Diamond Award of Excellence, for worker safety programs in 2013. The awards were presented at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show March 1.
2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
High oleic peanut varieties may be a fit for some Mississippi growers
Mississippi growers should consider trying high oleic varieties on at least some of their acres — particularly if a premium price is being offered.
For less soybean injury, run planter after spray rig
Chasing the spray rig with the planter can result in herbicide injury to soybeans, says Tom Eubank. "The approach I advocate is for the spray rig to chase the planter."
North Mississippi producers offer research wish list
North Mississippi farmers came to the annual Mississippi State University Producer Advisory Council meeting to offer a wish list of research, staffing, and support efforts they’d like to see in the months ahead.
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