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 Apr 04, 2016

The tiny state that roared: Forcing GMO info on food labels

Food companies and their trade organizations, having spent upward of $100 million lobbying against labeling, feared they could be confronted with a....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 28, 2016

No GMOs? Economic, environmental costs would be steep

Eliminating all GMOs in the U.S., the model showed, would result in an average 11.2 percent drop in corn yields, a 5.2 percent decline in soybean....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 21, 2016

The more things change: High oil prices bad, low oil prices bad

As most everyone expected, the downward slide in gas/oil prices abruptly came to an end; in the past month pump prices have risen 30 cents to 40....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 14, 2016

$25 for 100 nutritious meals? Yes, and you can be a part

In the space of a few hours, Mid-South FFA members packaged more than 40,000 meals for distribution to needy in the Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 01, 2016

Political theater: A bubble just waiting to be popped?

Whoever ends up taking the oath of office as president next January will inherit the leadership of a government that has, for more than a decade,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 01, 2016

Brave New World: The proliferation of pharmaceutical TV

Network TV is as if you’ve wandered into the Never Never Land of Big Pharma: one advertisement after another for high-priced drugs....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 22, 2016

In tight times, working capital and lender relationship are vital

The current narrow margin environment for farmers could last for several years, Purdue economists say....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 16, 2016

Mixed with donuts and coffee: speculation about 2016

Mississippi growers will be scrutinizing every item in their budgets this year to see where cuts can be made....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 08, 2016

Despite downturn, values of quality farmland remain high

Despite lower land values across many regions, values in general will remain historically high, says Randy Dickhut of Farmers National Company....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 01, 2016

Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms?

Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment....More
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