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 Feb 21, 2014

Time growing short for voluntary metering of Delta irrigation wells

Delta counties in Mississippi have until June 30 to meet individual goals for voluntary metering of irrigation wells, says Randy Knight, president of....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 17, 2014

Scaremongers are at it again: The Breakfast Cereal Follies

Kowtowing to the scare tactics of the anti-GMO groups, General Mills recently announced that it is making “a significant investment” to make its....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 31, 2014

What’s in a name? Funeral decorum, and a new veggie?

How oxymoronic is it to name a winter storm Pax — Latin for peace? And does anyone really care that the Weather Channel is naming 2013/14 winter....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 27, 2014

The enormous burden of drugs: enforcement officer sees it all

Jimmy Nichols does not encounter much humor in the course of his drug enforcement duties. Rather, he sees crime, ruined lives, and an enormous....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 20, 2014

Amid industry’s changing fortunes: High Cotton winners persevere

Cotton’s downturn and the shift to grains have had a wide-ranging impact on the industry, its organizations and infrastructure....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 13, 2014

Apathy in politics, government: A crisis point in civic education?

"Knowledge of our unique form of government and our civic responsibility...has fairly dramatically declined in importance in recent years,” says....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 06, 2014

Your toaster acting suspiciously? It may well be spying on you

Is your fridge spying on you? Is your toaster electronically sending info about you to cyber criminals? Could be, security experts say....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 27, 2013

Mid-South cotton in 2014: A state of equilibrium, economist says

Farmers "will be facing a tougher environment on the row crop side, in terms of marketing decisions, land rent decisions, capital investment....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 20, 2013

If only for a moment, children again…

Childhood is fleeting, the magic fades, and it’s often not until we have children of our own that we again experience the innocence and wonder of the....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 06, 2013

Geek speak: If computers are so smart, why are they so obtuse?

IComputer-to-human messages that only the geekiest geek could love: They couldn't have translated them into plain English?....More
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