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 Jun 06, 2016

Another study: GMOs are safe. But will it matter?

The latest scientific findings won't change the stance of those who maintain that GMO crops are a plot by an international agrochemical cabal....More
in Farm Press Blog May 31, 2016

Science takes a back seat to fear-mongering about GMOs

“There is no evidence of a difference in nutrient quality between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs.”....More
in Farm Press Blog May 23, 2016

The last dairyman: John McReynolds retires after 50 years

He was the last private dairyman in a county once known as the Dairy Capitol of the South, but early this month John T. McReynolds sold his herd and....More
in Farm Press Blog May 16, 2016

Ownership of ag data still not a legally-established principle

"The reality is that ‘ownership’ is a legal principle that must be recognized by courts or a law — and that has not happened yet in the United States....More
in Farm Press Blog May 02, 2016

Government overreach: Climate change and free speech

It’s rather ham-handed, in a country that pays at least lip service to freedom of speech, that our government would consider using the law to....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 25, 2016

Chrysanthemums running amok: The joys (?) of gardening

To walk into a garden center at this time of year is akin to proffering cocaine to a drug addict: everywhere beautiful blooms, intriguing plants,....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 18, 2016

For 115 days this year we’ve been working to pay taxes

Americans will collectively pay more for taxes this year than for food, clothing, and housing combined, according to the Tax Foundation....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 12, 2016

Where’s the politician with guts to say ‘We can’t have it all’?

What kind of suckers do they take us for, the handful of candidates still standing in the 2016 presidential elections?....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 04, 2016

The tiny state that roared: Forcing GMO info on food labels

Food companies and their trade organizations, having spent upward of $100 million lobbying against labeling, feared they could be confronted with a....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 28, 2016

No GMOs? Economic, environmental costs would be steep

Eliminating all GMOs in the U.S., the model showed, would result in an average 11.2 percent drop in corn yields, a 5.2 percent decline in soybean....More
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