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

U.S. Flag, Fort Sumter, S.C. (Ed Phillips)
in Farm Press Blog Jul 01, 2014

Amid the BBQ, parades, fireworks, let’s remember holiday’s meaning

We would do well on this July 4 to pause for a moment and reflect on just how blessed we are to be a part of this long-running experiment in freedom....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 30, 2014

Revamping soybean plant structure could boost yield, use less water

Scientists have modeled the entire soybean plant and used a “numerical optimization” technique to try a very large number of combinations of....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 24, 2014

'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers

While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 16, 2014

Hoopla, scare tactics aside, public is accepting of GMOs

A significant majority of U.S. consumers is underwhelmed by the issue of labeling for food products containing genetically modified crop ingredients....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 09, 2014

At $40 per vote, Mississippi race reflects no-limits politics

Politics has become the province of groups with specific agendas and the deep pockets it takes to buy the media exposure needed to influence voters....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 02, 2014

Agricultural technology ‘absolutely essential’ to meet world food needs

Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the....More
in Farm Press Blog May 20, 2014

Colin and David Collins: Their family farming lineage traces to 1830s

Colin and David Collins are part of a multi-generational family that traces its agricultural lineage to the 1830s. Cotton was grown on the farm for....More
in Farm Press Blog May 19, 2014

Quest for boosting U.S. energy raising issues with mineral rights

With expansion of oil and gas exploration and production in the Mid-South, more landowners are being confronted with decisions about leasing their....More
in Farm Press Blog May 12, 2014

The California drought: You’re going to pay more at the supermarket

There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits,....More
in Farm Press Blog May 08, 2014

On Extension’s 100th birthday, some reminiscences

On its 100th birthday, the Extension Service still is going strong, reflecting not only the myriad changes in a continually evolving agriculture, but....More
Connect With Us

Blog Archive
Continuing Education
Potassium nitrate has a positive effect in controlling plant pests and diseases when applied...
This online CE course details sound mechanical irrigation design and management practices to...