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 Apr 21, 2014

Pioneering plant breeder aiming to double world corn production

Today’s GMO corn varieties average 150 bushels or so from 35,000 plants per acre. A Forbes magazine article outlines how Iowa seed mogul Harry Stine....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 14, 2014

Fun on the farm: It’s easier to bury tradition than a child

Once every 3.5 days — that’s the dismaying statistic of how often a child in the U.S. dies from injuries on the farm. And the most common element in....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 07, 2014

Climate change: For two centuries a lot of debate, not much action

“The science community has been thinking about climate change due to increased carbon dioxide levels as far back as 1827,” says Richard Carson,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 31, 2014

Abundance of oil and gas: A damper on biofuels?

In a country that still is mostly petroleum-dependent, the newfound abundance of oil and gas and the government’s potential reneging on the RFS....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 24, 2014

‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture

“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 17, 2014

The Gin Show — A continually evolving event

Originally primarily a cotton-oriented show, and still more familiarly known to everyone as “The Gin Show,” the event now encompasses all Mid-South....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 08, 2014

Industry research and promotion efforts pay dividends for peanuts

Studies on health benefits of eating peanuts constitute 'an awesome effort," says John Powell, president of The Peanut Institute, and today....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 21, 2014

Winter’s gift: An appreciation of Earth coming alive again

Despite the uncommonly cold temps that have left us a landscape of uniformly drab brown, and the Pennsylvania rodent’s ominous forecast of six extra....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 21, 2014

Time growing short for voluntary metering of Delta irrigation wells

Delta counties in Mississippi have until June 30 to meet individual goals for voluntary metering of irrigation wells, says Randy Knight, president of....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 17, 2014

Scaremongers are at it again: The Breakfast Cereal Follies

Kowtowing to the scare tactics of the anti-GMO groups, General Mills recently announced that it is making “a significant investment” to make its....More
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