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 Nov 09, 2015

Playing politics: The drying up of ag and food sales to Cuba

Sales of U.S. food/ag products to Cuba have dropped precipitously since the Obama administration announced limited easing of sanctions....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 02, 2015

Amid the griping and sniping, some reasons to be grateful

In an age where griping and sniping about almost everything seems the order of the day, it’s refreshing to consider some of the good things....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 26, 2015

Clarifying an issue for voters — and it’s all as clear as mud

The verbiage on the Mississippi ballot to “explain” Initiatives 42 and 42 A — written in indecipherable bureaucratese — has only further muddied the....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 22, 2015

"A warning: Patience wearing thin on trade agreements"

American farmers want to know that commitments made in trade agreements will be met by other countries, says Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 19, 2015

The Trans-Pacific trade deal: It ain’t over till it’s over

The announcement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership had hardly hit the news before sniping ramped up by those who oppose it....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 12, 2015

As ag’s boom cycle wanes, forecasts see downturn through 2017

Rabobank, the global financial service, describes current conditions in agriculture as “the perfect storm.”....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 05, 2015

Genetic engineering: Mother Nature’s done it for centuries

"Almost none of our foods that we eat today is the product of Nature’s way." says Jon Entine, author of "GMOs, Yes! Why ‘Biotech 2.0’ Foods are Safe....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 28, 2015

Bamboozled at the seafood counter: catfish that isn’t

The lesson is that where catfish is farm-raised does make a significant difference....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 21, 2015

Closing the rural digital divide: FCC says goal is end of 2020

Progress on providing broadband Internet service to rural areas is not occurring "broadly enough or quickly enough," says the Federal Communications....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 10, 2015

Seared in memory, that beautiful September morning of horror

And as for everyone who lived through that 2001 day of horror on a scale almost incomprehensible, there came to mind the memory of that morning....More
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