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 24, 2014

‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture

“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 17, 2014

The Gin Show — A continually evolving event

Originally primarily a cotton-oriented show, and still more familiarly known to everyone as “The Gin Show,” the event now encompasses all Mid-South....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 08, 2014

Industry research and promotion efforts pay dividends for peanuts

Studies on health benefits of eating peanuts constitute 'an awesome effort," says John Powell, president of The Peanut Institute, and today....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 21, 2014

Winter’s gift: An appreciation of Earth coming alive again

Despite the uncommonly cold temps that have left us a landscape of uniformly drab brown, and the Pennsylvania rodent’s ominous forecast of six extra....More
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
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