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 Aug 24, 2015

Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways

As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2015

Elections of yore: promises galore and surreptitious swigs of illegal liquids

Yesteryear elections for public offices were light years removed from today’s voting, when everything is over and done by the 10 p.m. newscasts....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 10, 2015

Feed the world? Many consumers don’t see it the way farmers do

Surveys by the Center for Food Integrity show American consumers rank feeding the rest of the world dead last on their top 10 list of food concerns....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 03, 2015

When China’s economy hiccups, world economies get the jitters

“What happens in China moves through all the world’s major economies," says cotton analyst O.A. Cleveland, Jr. "A setback in that economy makes the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 20, 2015

Hate your job? The robot that replaces you couldn’t care less

As technology becomes ever more sophisticated, the trend escalates: fewer and fewer people are needed to do many of today’s jobs....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 14, 2015

Is that fancy tractor really yours? Well, maybe, kinda, sorta

The U.S. Copyright Office is expected to issue a ruling this month clarifying what you can or can’t do with things you buy that are operated by....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 06, 2015

A frozen Garden of Eden: Cary Fowler, consummate seed saver

Memphis, Tenn. native Cary Fowler is on a mission to preserve world crop diversity by collecting and saving seed for crops no longer used in modern....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 01, 2015

And with your hamburger how about a side of porn?

Can somebody tell me where I can get one of those gorgeous, juicy, half-a-foot-high hamburgers we see in TV ads? The ones you actually get are all....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 22, 2015

Careful: That french fry or apple pie may alter your genetic makeup (not!)

“If you look at food packaging, you might think the three most terrifying letters in the English language are GMO.” — Jon Stewart....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 15, 2015

Mike Espy on ag sales to Cuba: ‘Don’t wait—go there, meet farmers’

"I believe things are going to open up relatively soon” with Cuba, says former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and those wanting to do business....More
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