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 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
in Farm Press Blog Sep 07, 2015

And let us now be thankful for GMO-free salt, bottled water

Haven’t we always desired water and salt sans those insidious GMOs? And now, praise be, we can have them. It says so, right there on the labels....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 31, 2015

Cuba and China: A difference that’s difficult to fathom

For decades now the U.S. has been trading with and allowing open travel to China, whose government has been one of the most repressive on the planet....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 24, 2015

Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways

As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2015

Elections of yore: promises galore and surreptitious swigs of illegal liquids

Yesteryear elections for public offices were light years removed from today’s voting, when everything is over and done by the 10 p.m. newscasts....More
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