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 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
in Farm Press Blog Jul 12, 2013

Home alone: Culinary adventures in a treasure trove of leftovers

Home alone: Culinary adventures in a treasure trove of leftovers....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 05, 2013

U.S./China: A need to resolve mistrust, global strategic issues

The potential economic opportunities created by increased cooperation between the U.S. and China are enormous, a recent report says....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 28, 2013

10-year outlook: Rising crop prices, but higher input costs

The decade ahead should see rising prices for major U.S. crops, but they will be accompanied by higher input costs, particularly those related to....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 21, 2013

In the Great Electronic Universe, privacy’s an increasingly scarce commodity

Fill up your vehicle at a gas station, cameras are watching. Shop at Wally World, smile-you’re-being-videoed. In almost any public place, lenses are....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 14, 2013

Crime-solving cats? Marriage proposal in space? Thanks, but I’ll pass

Experts of every stripe offer their services and insights through unsolicited e-mails to editors....More
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