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.

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.
Cost-price squeeze may hurt underfinanced producers 1
Farmers who are just getting by year-to-year and loan-to-loan may be in for some stressful times financially, says Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University Extension agricultural economist.
Farmland values: A sharp downturn ahead? 3
An expected downturn in farmland prices may present "opportunities for financially secure farmers to pick up land at somewhat bargain prices,” says Bryon Parman, Mississippi Extension agricultural economist.
Software increasingly a key to farm management and growth
“We’re challenged to produce more with less — and two important components in doing this will increasingly be technology and management," says Mississippi producer Jeremy Jack.
Alternative irrigation sources can offer significant water savings
Delta farmers who used surface water, tailwater recovery, and on-farm storage systems were able to save 11,069 acre feet of water.
Donated forest serves as university laboratory, teaching tool
"It's a wildlife paradise," says Jeff Little in describing the 550 acre Mississippi State University Andrews Forestry and Wildlife Laboratory.
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