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 Jan 26, 2016

Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp?

Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 18, 2016

Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper

The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 05, 2016

Monster weeds: It’s all a plot by evil chemical companies (not!)

Monster weeds and government subterfuge make a better story for an uninformed public than how farmers are first and foremost protectors of the land....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 23, 2015

Memories of Christmases past: All who have touched our lives

More and more, with the years’ passing, Christmas is a time of wistful remembrance of all those along life's way who are no longer with us....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 21, 2015

Super El Niño causing weather anomalies worldwide

This year’s “extreme” El Niño weather phenomenon is the strongest ever recorded, creating abnormal winter weather across North America and worldwide....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 18, 2015

Bob Frazer: Goodbye to our favorite curmudgeon

He was a craftsman when it came to taking an article by one of our editors or contributors and making it more readable....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 14, 2015

‘Ecocide’ trial could have ramifications for future of farming

Activist organizations say the lawsuit in the Court of International Justice is not merely a symbolic one, but rather an attempt to establish “....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 08, 2015

Better plants with no DNA fiddling? Yes, scientists say

Gene editing technology “could be the next step in ending food shortages,” scientists say....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 24, 2015

Despite its faults, thanks for the greatest country on earth

The determination, endurance, perseverance, and sacrifice of the Pilgrim founders, and the sacrifices of those who fought in defense of our freedoms....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 23, 2015

Highway bill: Kicking the can down the road only part way

Congress passed yet another BandAid temporary funding measure — the 34th time in the last six years they failed pass a long term transportation bill....More
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