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 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
in Farm Press Blog Jul 25, 2016

A hunting trip and the far-reaching impact of a tiny insect

Thanks to the boll weevil eradication program, the pest that ruined crops, fortunes, and lives is now history in Mississippi and the entire cotton....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 19, 2016

It matters not how much oil if there’s no food or TP

Food security isn’t a given. Example: Venezuela, where government mismanagement and economic woes have resulted in widespread hardship for its....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 12, 2016

The Brits revolt...and we're all hit in the pocketbook

The uncertainty and volatility related to Brexit may well go on for many months, or even for the two years it supposedly will take for the separation....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 27, 2016

Wanna be a U.S. citizen? Just bring lots of money

Under the EB-5 visa program, your Uncle Sam grants up to 10,000 visas annually for immigrants who will agree to invest at least $1 million to create....More
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