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.

Sensor system monitors soil water ‘bank account’
Peter Buss came all the way from Australia to tell Mississippi farmers how they can better monitor soil moisture to insure that their crops get the water they need, when they need it, in the right amount.
'Nightmare' plant bugs need careful management
Rotating chemistries is important for controlling plant bugs in cotton, says Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University.
Don’t let low prices cause you to skimp on fertility
“When we’re in a 63-cent cotton market, the first thing some growers want do is start cutting fertility rates, particularly potash,” says Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University. "But be careful — it can come back to bite you."
Mid-South Ginner organizations name officers
Holt Shoaf, Milan, Tenn., farmer and ginner, will serve as president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association for the year beginning April 1, 2015.
U.S. cotton: Quality continues a major emphasis
The National Cotton Ginners Association is supporting an effort to design a distinctive logo for bales of U.S.-grown and ginned cotton.
Larry Davis honored for long career as safety director for Southern Cotton Ginners Association
Thanks to Larry Davis' efforts over the past 22 years, and the cooperation and hard work of management and employees, Mid-South gins have amassed an enviable safety record.
Fear, inaccurate information surrounding pollinators issue
A state pollinator plan crafted by Mississippi organizations is being used as a model by other states."It's a very good plan," says Don Parker, National Cotton Council.
Declining aquifer an economic challenge for the Delta
Steps must be taken by agriculture to halt the decline in the Mississippi River Delta aquifer or risk having to comply with regulations that could be restrictive and onerous, says Chip Morgan.
2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
SCGA safety award winners 2014
Mid-South gins recognized for outstanding safety achievements
FFA teams package 35,000 meals for needy at Farm and Gin Show
FFA members from three Tennessee chapters joined forces at the 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show to package 35,000 meals for the needy in the region.
Don’t gamble on rainfall for peanut water needs
Thirty percent: That’s how much chance a peanut grower in the Southeast has of getting the water the crop will need during the season to reach its full potential, based on more than 50 years of weather data.
Fine-tune irrigation and fertilizer to help maximize corn yields
Matching corn's water and fertility needs to key growth stages can help to maximize yields, says Erick Larson.
Mid-South cotton gins honored for excellence in safety
Sixteen Mid-South cotton gins earned the coveted Diamond Award for outstanding safety programs in 2014, up from 10 in 2013.
Early season insect control pays in peanuts
Early season insect pests are among the biggest problems for Mississippi peanut growers, says Jeff Gore, associate Extension and research professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center at Stoneville , Miss.
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