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 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
in Farm Press Blog Sep 15, 2014

The Dark Continent: Increasing potential as a global economic power

Analysts predict that an increasingly urbanized Africa can be a $1 trillion food market by 2030, leaps and bounds ahead of the current $315 billion....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 08, 2014

What’s losing a pot of parsley if beautiful butterflies result?

The pot of parsley on the back patio is now nothing but a gaggle of green stems jutting out haphazardly, all the curly, frilly leaves having been....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 19, 2014

Competition beginning to heat up as need grows for better broadband

As more companies begin offering better and expanded broadband services, the handwriting will be on the wall for the old line telecoms and cable....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 11, 2014

Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it

There is an increasing “geographical disparity” and “a weakness of the ag industry, in general, in finding and capitalizing on opportunities for....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 04, 2014

Bump, jolt: nation’s highways grow worse as funds dry up

Awful. Horrible. Disgraceful. Those are only a few of the terms used to describe the deplorable state of today’s highways. And it’s going to get....More
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