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 Dec 02, 2014

Good value: Crop protection materials return $19 in production value for each $1

U.S. farmers have received a $19 return in production value for every $1 spent on crop protection chemicals, according to a study by the Council for....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 24, 2014

Supermarket hyperbole too often falls flat with fruits and veggies

If supermarket veggies have no taste, and likely little nutritional value, well c’est la vie, that’s marketing in today’s world in which everyone is....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 18, 2014

Frosty morn and autumn leaves: A November retrospective…

Where did summer go? Those l-o-n-g days of warm sun, with nary a thought of chills and coats and heating bills....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 11, 2014

The gospel according to Dr. Oz: A looming pesticide arms race?

“GMOs can be ushering in a pesticide arms race,” declares Dr. Oz, noted heart surgeon turned TV personality and proponent of supplements and remedies....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2014

Buck Rogers comes to the farm as robots take over human tasks

As digital technologies leapfrog, human involvement in the processes of the business world, including farming, is going to be less and less....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 29, 2014

Biotech crops in Europe could be "dead and buried"

A GMO proposal now before the European Parliament entails a little-noticed debate that could be crucial for the future of European agriculture....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 20, 2014

U.S. and Mexico are ‘rising stars’ in manufacturing competitiveness

The wage differential between the U.S. and China isn’t as big as it once was. One major factor in the change is the increasing advantage the U.S. has....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 13, 2014

And with that glass of iced tea, a heaping helping of sticker shock

As food prices spiral ever upward — despite the government bean counters’ ongoing insistence that food inflation is negligible — restaurants have....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 02, 2014

Don Self’s love for peanuts won friends far and wide

Although he and his father were for years mostly cotton and soybean farmers, when a peanut company was looking for growers in northeast Mississippi,....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 22, 2014

Long days, fatigue heighten risk of accidents during harvest period

With harvest season moving into full swing across the Mid-South, and Sept. 21-27 designated “National Farm Safety and Health Week,” the “Let’s be....More
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