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 08, 2015

Ag technology: It's now what’s hot for venture capital investors

Start-up companies targeting plant and animal health are increasingly attracting backing from venture capital funds....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 02, 2015

Ag R&D: Are cutbacks in spending endangering future productivity?

Cutbacks in spending on agricultural research and development have allowed past productivity gains to slip away as economic and environmental....More
in Farm Press Blog May 25, 2015

Weird takes a new turn in D.C. as president’s own party rebels

As has been the case with other U.S. trade deals in recent years, there were concerns about the expected loss of U.S. jobs as a result of the Trans-....More
in Farm Press Blog May 19, 2015

OK, it’s my annual rant about sun dangers (which you should heed)

Melanoma, the worst form of skin cancer, is really nasty stuff, and it can be deadly....More
in Farm Press Blog May 11, 2015

A familiar story: Fill the tank today because tomorrow it’ll likely cost more

The turn back upward in fuel prices comes when lower prices for crops and rising costs of other inputs are putting the squeeze on farmers' profit....More
in Farm Press Blog May 04, 2015

China’s new leader: Opportunity to forge improved relationship?

China’s new president, Xi Jinping, represents an opportunity for both nations to pursue common interests for a long-term beneficial relationship,....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 27, 2015

Though door’s opened a crack, Cuba trade still faces obstacles

“The soybean industry is losing out on valuable opportunities to market U.S. food and agriculture products in Cuba,” says Richard Wilkins, American....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 20, 2015

Good intentions gone awry: Mississippi's ineffective vehicle inspection sticker program finally ends

Attempts to scrap the Mississippi vehicle inspection law have been ongoing since 2008. This year, it finally passed and the governor signed it....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 13, 2015

Political theater: campaign rhetoric versus the reality of performance

There are 13 (!) candidates in the special election for the Mississippi House seat vacated by the recent death of Alan Nunnelee....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 06, 2015

Former Greenpeace activist terms opposition to GMOs ‘crime against humanity’

Patrick Moore, long-time environmental activist,left Greenpeace in 1986, and since has been a voice for science-based environmental policy....More
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