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.

Posts by Hembree Brandon

in Farm Press Blog Sep 28, 2016

If you aren’t worried about data security, you should be

Law enforcement agencies and computer systems security experts are spreading the word that ag-related cyber crime is on the increase....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 27, 2016

Have a cool one today—rice growers will thank you

Have a cool one tomorrow in observance of National Drink Beer Day. Mid-South rice growers will thank you....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 19, 2016

Mainstream media begin to note folly of anti-GMO hype

While anti-GMO groups continue their fear-mongering tactics to keep contributions rolling in, many mainstream media are pointing to the absurdity of....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 13, 2016

For ag technology: ‘Let science and facts guide you’

Much of the public opposition to genetic engineering of seeds and crops, David Friedberg says, is because most people just don’t understand the....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 06, 2016

In just a few years, agriculture has become No. 1 user of UAVs

Agriculture is now the No. 1 user of UAVs — just another step for a sector that is becoming increasingly data-driven....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 29, 2016

Supermarket hype: Paying more for negligible differences

From a nutrition standpoint, test after test has shown no appreciable difference between non-organic and organic....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2016

Remembering: Voices of reason who made a difference

One of the few things certain, we are told, is change, but it may be years or decades later that we fully appreciate those who were a part of that....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 15, 2016

Military leader: ‘A man will sell his soul to feed his family’

“I firmly believe America’s first line of defense is our ability to feed and clothe our people,” says Maj. Gen. Darren Owens, U.S. Army retired....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 08, 2016

Splat! Whap! And there goes another $300 windshield

Surely a country that can send a man to the moon can come up with glass for windshields that won’t crack crazily when hit by a pebble or other object....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 27, 2016

Hats off to Bernie: A winner in the art of politicking

From the day of his announcement, Bernie was on the trail, going like the Energizer Bunny, doing all the campaign shticks one would expect of someone....More
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