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 30, 2015

Potholes a'plenty: Severe winter further degrades already crumbling roads, bridges

This winter has produced a bumper crop of potholes, washouts, and other damage that has turned highways and streets into a whack-a-mole exercise of....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 23, 2015

Want a good job? Students should think agriculture...

“There has never been a better, more exciting, time for young people to choose careers in agriculture than right now,” says George Hopper,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 16, 2015

Dick Bell: Leader in U.S. rice and ‘effective public servant’

Richard Bell's death brought to a close a life of much accomplishment, not just for the rice industry, but in the broader arena of national and....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 09, 2015

If I misled anyone about helping invent the Internet, I apologize

Apologies being the order of the day for government officials and others in the public eye, in the interest of transparency I’d like to clear up a....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 03, 2015

Drop in tractor sales forecast in 2015, as much as 20 percent in N. America

North America tractor sales could drop as much as 20 percent this year. The major obstacle is the oversupply of the market, so that much depends on....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 16, 2015

Peanut allergy: What the public thinks widely misses the mark

The general public’s perception of the extent of peanut allergy is way off the mark in terms of reality, says Ryan Lepicier, vice president of....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 11, 2015

El Niños/La Niñas: More severe with climate change?

New research indicates that the frequency of the strongest El Niños and La Niñas could change from once every 23 years to once every 13 years by the....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 02, 2015

After a lifetime with Ma Bell, finally time to say goodbye

In my town there now is a new kid on the telecommunications block, C Spire, a homegrown Mississippi company not wedded to yesterday’s infrastructure....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 20, 2015

The food police: A plan to link diet and the environment?

A draft proposal to the USDA, stirring controversy, would recommend diets lower in meat-based foods and higher in plant-based foods as not only....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 05, 2015

Tires from dandelions, long hair, and proliferating wonder drugs

Just when we think there are no worlds left to conquer in terms of crops, Mitas, a European tire manufacturers, says it will make agricultural tires....More
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