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 May 19, 2014

Quest for boosting U.S. energy raising issues with mineral rights

With expansion of oil and gas exploration and production in the Mid-South, more landowners are being confronted with decisions about leasing their....More
in Farm Press Blog May 12, 2014

The California drought: You’re going to pay more at the supermarket

There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits,....More
in Farm Press Blog May 08, 2014

On Extension’s 100th birthday, some reminiscences

On its 100th birthday, the Extension Service still is going strong, reflecting not only the myriad changes in a continually evolving agriculture, but....More
in Farm Press Blog May 05, 2014

As agriculture copes with water scarcity, many companies don’t

As more and more corporate boards discuss the impact of social and environmental issues on their profitability and growth, water risk will emerge as....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 28, 2014

Wolves of Wall Street: poised to gobble up U.S. farmland?

Domestic farmland is "a huge and largely untapped asset class,” a report notes, and “frequently [investors] enter the market with so much capital....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 21, 2014

Pioneering plant breeder aiming to double world corn production

Today’s GMO corn varieties average 150 bushels or so from 35,000 plants per acre. A Forbes magazine article outlines how Iowa seed mogul Harry Stine....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 14, 2014

Fun on the farm: It’s easier to bury tradition than a child

Once every 3.5 days — that’s the dismaying statistic of how often a child in the U.S. dies from injuries on the farm. And the most common element in....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 07, 2014

Climate change: For two centuries a lot of debate, not much action

“The science community has been thinking about climate change due to increased carbon dioxide levels as far back as 1827,” says Richard Carson,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 31, 2014

Abundance of oil and gas: A damper on biofuels?

In a country that still is mostly petroleum-dependent, the newfound abundance of oil and gas and the government’s potential reneging on the RFS....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 24, 2014

‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture

“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years,....More
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