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 Nov 28, 2016

Straight from the heart: Farmers telling agriculture’s story

“The Farm Families of Mississippi — Professionals from the Ground Up” 2017 media campaign will launch in February....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 21, 2016

However divided, we unite in thanks for all America offers

Thanksgiving gatherings increasingly become a time of reflection and wistful remembrance....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 15, 2016

Fill the Ship seeks aid for hungry in Haiti

Concerned about the plight of Haitians post-Hurricane Matthew, Thomas Swarek is working on an aid project: seeking damaged grain to fill a ship for....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 14, 2016

Drought only re-emphasizes Mother Nature’s unpredictability

It has now been three rainless months at my house, and meteorologists say the drought likely will continue through November....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2016

Campaign 2016: ‘This is the best we can do?’

Regardless of the election outcome, the winner will become president of a deeply divided country....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 31, 2016

Readin’, writin’, ‘rithmetic and GMO-free school lunches?

There is concern that if the GMO-free school lunch proposal is adopted in New York, it will spread to other school systems throughout the country....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 24, 2016

Pigweed has a weakness—and you can exploit it

“To put it simply, no pigweed should be allowed to go to seed anywhere on the farm or in proximity to the farm,” says Dr. Tom Barber....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 18, 2016

It’s not as far off as you think, work on the 2019 farm bill

The focus on crop insurance — the foundation of the 2014 legislation — will likely continue in the 2019 farm bill....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 16, 2016

Look heavenward for a celestial reality show

In olden times, this October full moon was called the Hunter’s Moon, but today it has been jazzed up as Super Moon....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 13, 2016

Fortified rice may be a game changer in food aid programs

Fortified rice looks like, and tastes like, regular rice, and is readily accepted by recipients of USDA and USAID international food assistance....More
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