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 18, 2013

Broadband service for rural areas: The promise still exceeds reality

There are glimmers of hope on the horizon as private entities, rural cooperatives, and others compete for the prestige factor — and growth — that....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 08, 2013

As large corn crop comes off, ethanol use declining

The ongoing tug of war continues between the petroleum industry, which is seeing demand for gasoline decline, and the ethanol industry, which has a....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2013

Italy's corn production comedy

The cost of imported U.S. corn tripled, while Italian farmers, prohibited from growing GMO corn, got “mere cents on the euro” for their damaged crop....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 28, 2013

Dr. Coble goes to Washington (again)

The significant difference between this and previous farm bills, says Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 21, 2013

ATVs: Are you keeping your kids safe?

The good news is that ATV fatalities and injuries in the U.S. have been declining, but far too many underage kids are still being seriously injured....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 14, 2013

Opposition to GMO crops 'a form of madness'

While adults fight their silly battles over GMO crops, 1.9 to 2.8 million kids, many in poverty-stricken regions, are hungry, go blind, or die each....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 03, 2013

The sinking ship of Congress: A crying need for statesmen

Compare yesterday’s statesmen to today’s governing body that has, for a decade, accomplished little more than rancorous, partisan brinksmanship. Is....More
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
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