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.

Promising peanut varieties in the pipeline
Mississippi growers have some really good peanut varieties to choose from — and better ones are on the way, says Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension peanut specialist.
Research pushes peanut yields ever higher
Major increases in peanut yields in the U.S. are “a really outstanding picture of what growers have been able to achieve by utilizing research that has given them improved varieties and production systems,” says Marshall Lamb.
2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show opens today
The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show opens today, Feb. 27, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Soil temperature is important when planting peanuts
“If you can possibly do so, wait for soil temperatures in the 68-70 degree range to plant peanuts,” says Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension peanut specialist.
Another big day for 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
The second day of the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show opens today at the downtown Memphis Cook Convention Center. More than 400 exhibitors will be participating.
Photo Gallery: 2015 Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association
Photos from the 2015 annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association.
Pollinator issues remain a concern for agriculture
Issues surrounding the health and decline of honeybees and other pollinators continue to be a major focus of agriculture, says Don Parker, IPM manager for the National Cotton Council.
Grower participation in politics vital for peanuts and ag, lobbyist says
Farmers need to become more involved in the political process if they want to continue to have meaningful government farm programs, says Bob Redding, The Redding Firm, Washington, D.C.
Mississippi Peanut Growers memorial scholarship honors Don Self
A scholarship honoring the late Don Self, Hamilton, Miss., peanut producer and National Peanut Board member, has been created by the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.
Mississippi Ag Consultants award scholarship to Christian Good
Christian Lee Good, a Macon, Miss., junior at Mississippi State University, is the recipient of the 2015 scholarship awarded by the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association.
Declining groundwater a concern for farmers in Mississippi Delta
Declining groundwater levels are increasingly a concern in the Mississippi Delta, and farmers need to be proactive in dealing with the situation to avoid the potential for onerous regulations.
Despite oversupply, U.S. peanut producers may boost acres
U.S. peanut producers are going to have to learn to live with production and price volatility, says Marshall Lamb, research leader at the USDA/ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory at Dawson, Ga.
Advice to cotton growers: Don’t skimp on crop fertility
With 63-cent cotton, and lower prices for other Mid-South crops, there may be a tendency for growers to cut back on fertility, says Darrin Dodds.
Tucker Miller III named to Ag Consultants Hall of Fame
The Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association has inducted Drew, Miss., consultant Tucker Miller III into its Hall of Fame.
Mississippi Peanut Growers Association elects Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan, Hattiesburg, Miss., has been elected 2015 president of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.
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