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 Mar 01, 2016

Political theater: A bubble just waiting to be popped?

Whoever ends up taking the oath of office as president next January will inherit the leadership of a government that has, for more than a decade,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 01, 2016

Brave New World: The proliferation of pharmaceutical TV

Network TV is as if you’ve wandered into the Never Never Land of Big Pharma: one advertisement after another for high-priced drugs....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 22, 2016

In tight times, working capital and lender relationship are vital

The current narrow margin environment for farmers could last for several years, Purdue economists say....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 16, 2016

Mixed with donuts and coffee: speculation about 2016

Mississippi growers will be scrutinizing every item in their budgets this year to see where cuts can be made....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 08, 2016

Despite downturn, values of quality farmland remain high

Despite lower land values across many regions, values in general will remain historically high, says Randy Dickhut of Farmers National Company....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 01, 2016

Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms?

Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 26, 2016

Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp?

Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 18, 2016

Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper

The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 05, 2016

Monster weeds: It’s all a plot by evil chemical companies (not!)

Monster weeds and government subterfuge make a better story for an uninformed public than how farmers are first and foremost protectors of the land....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 23, 2015

Memories of Christmases past: All who have touched our lives

More and more, with the years’ passing, Christmas is a time of wistful remembrance of all those along life's way who are no longer with us....More
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