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 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
in Farm Press Blog Mar 21, 2016

The more things change: High oil prices bad, low oil prices bad

As most everyone expected, the downward slide in gas/oil prices abruptly came to an end; in the past month pump prices have risen 30 cents to 40....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 14, 2016

$25 for 100 nutritious meals? Yes, and you can be a part

In the space of a few hours, Mid-South FFA members packaged more than 40,000 meals for distribution to needy in the Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas....More
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
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