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 Sep 27, 2013

Imported foods: Just how safe are they?

Foodborne illnesses are increasingly traced to imported foods, which now constitute about 20 percent of America’s total food supply....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 20, 2013

When 2 hours of cotton picking bought all-day movie adventure

In our boyhood days of Saturday cotton picking, 15-cent hamburgers, 5-cent Cokes, and 15-cent all-day movies, we could not, in our grandest dreams,....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 13, 2013

Privacy worries? Snooping by Feds least of your concerns

Online privacy: The government’s collection of information pales in comparison to private sector entities that have amassed enormous amounts of data....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 30, 2013

Gobble, gobble: China’s investments in agriculture, business spreading worldwide

China is now the third largest investor in agriculture worldwide — a trend that's expected to pick up steam given the country's enormous buying power....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 23, 2013

The night the lights went out: rare moments to be savored

A night without electricity: It was an odd feeling to awaken in a dark-as-a-tomb house. And complete silence....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 15, 2013

Move from Indiana led Paul Good to 40 years of Mississippi farming

Encroaching industrialization and urban development led Paul Good to leave his Michigan farm for Mississippi 40 years ago. Today, nearing age 88, he'....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 09, 2013

Module averaging could add millions to value of U.S. cotton

Switch to module averaging in cotton classing could add millions to value of U.S. cotton crop....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 09, 2013

From plastic bags to a dead cat, cotton contaminants becoming more worrisome

Contaminants, particularly plastic, have become an increasing concern in U.S. cotton exported to foreign mills....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 02, 2013

Your hired hands: 70-hour work week (!) for members of Congress

The 113th Congress may well close out its session with fewer bills signed into law than the 112th, which had the fewest since records began in the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 19, 2013

Pump prices aside, U.S. dependence on Mideast oil continues to drop

In yet another touch of irony, the U.S., for so long dependent on imported energy, had as its No. 1 export in 2012 gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil....More
Connect With Us

Blog Archive
Continuing Education
Potassium nitrate has a positive effect in controlling plant pests and diseases when applied...
This online CE course details sound mechanical irrigation design and management practices to...