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.

As herbicide resistance issues mount, close management becomes essential
In addition to the ongoing problem with glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, there was documentation in 2015 of the weed’s resistance to PPO herbicides.
Mid-South Farm and Gin Show opens today with more than 400 exhibits
Every available space, indoors and out, is sold out for the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, which begins a two-day run today at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
It all comes together at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
More than 400 exhibits fill the Memphis Cook Convention Center for the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, which opens tomorrow, Feb. 26.
For sorghum insect control, scouting and timing are critical
The penalty for missing a bad sorghum midge population “can be severe,” says Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University Extension entomologist and plant pathologist.
Get a first look at all that's new at Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
The downtown Memphis Cook Convention Center will be chock full of exhibits to give farmers a preview of what’s new in equipment, products, and services as they get ready for the 2016 cropping season.
Educational opportunities abound at Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
A key attraction of the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is the opportunity to attend an array of informational seminars on topics of major interest.
Today’s reality: Public driving many ag policy decisions
"It’s going to be much tougher to farm and make profits when there are fewer and fewer chemistries," says Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University Extension entomologist and plant pathologist.
Innovative products, services everywhere at Farm & Gin Show
The 64th annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held Feb. 26-27 at the Memphis, Tenn., Cook Convention Center, with more than 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and innovations for agriculture.
For high yield cotton: Variety choice and management are critical
In a year when cotton growers will be squeezing pennies, two of the best decisions they can make toward achieving a profitable crop are variety selection and variety management.
Revised worker protection rules will affect pesticide handlers 2
As a result of the federal worker protection rule changes related to pesticide handlers, there is more potential liability than previously.
Mississippi consultants announce 2016 scholarship winners
William Jeffrey Mansour, Greenville, Miss., and John Hartley North, Madison, Miss., are 2016 winners of scholarships from the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association.
Farmers on sounder financial footing now than in 1980s crisis, ag banker says
“Unlike the crisis of the 1980s, today’s commercial farmers are, for the most part, in sound condition,” says Gary Gaines, retiring president/CEO of Mississippi Land Bank.
Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association annual meeting
Crop production and pest management issues were highlights of the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association.
What's it take to be a successful farm CEO?
A successful farm CEO should be a strategic manager, says Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&M, “someone who anticipates, adapts to, creates or drives, and capitalizes on change."
Unmanned aircraft uses for agriculture 'limited only by imagination' 1
Unmanned aerial systems are efficient, economical, environmentally friendly, and safer — you don’t have a person in the cockpit, and they use a lot less fuel.
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