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.

Amid the BBQ, parades, fireworks, let’s remember holiday’s meaning
Just as we cannot imagine those long ago Declaration of Independence signers and supporters risking being hanged for their treasonous belief in independence, so we cannot imagine the hardships faced by today’s millions fleeing repressive, murderous governments. All would be ecstatic at the prospects of the lives — and lifestyles — we take for granted.
Andy Milstead: Row crops and cattle a winning combo
Andy Milstead always knew he wanted to be a farmer, the same as his father and grandfather had been here in the hills of Tippah County, Miss.
farm, estate, tax, planning, professionals
Don’t bet your farm: An estate plan can help preserve assets
There are two things you need for your farming operation — an estate plan and a knowledgeable, trusted tax professional.
U.S., farmland, prices
Farmland prices: A correction maybe, not a bursting bubble 1
Grain prices and livestock production and the profits they produce are key factors that affect farmland demand and prices.
Don, Waller, Mississippi, cotton, grower, Farm, Bureau, president
Don Waller: For 40 years he’s grown only cotton
Don Waller’s looking forward, come early May, to planting another crop of cotton, which has been the one and only row crop on his farm near Oxford, Miss., for the past 40 years.
peanut, fungicides, Rx, weather, steps
7 steps to effective peanut fungicide program
When and what fungicides to spray on peanuts should be tailored to individual situations.
RTK is a good investment at peanut harvest
Anybody growing peanuts “needs to think seriously about investing in RTK” guidance systems, says Kris Balkcom.
Contaminants a thorn in the side of U.S. cotton exports
U.S. cotton has a reputation for top quality with major mill buyers overseas, but growers and ginners need to be increasingly vigilant to prevent contamination
Peanut growers have more, better variety options
New varieties now becoming available, and others still in the breeding pipeline, will offer growers more options in the type of peanuts they produce.
Grain bin danger — just 20 seconds to entrapment
Twenty seconds — that’s all it takes for a grown man to become engulfed by grain in a storage bin.
Peanut buyers forecast significant drop in acres for 2013
Peanut buyers expect to have a contract out to growers before planting season arrives.
Peanut buyers looking for new production areas
he three major peanut buyers say new production areas will be needed to meet future demand.
Peanut research seeks ways to improve efficiency, cut costs
Transgenic peanuts that offer resistance to peanut leaf spots and could significantly reduce production costs, are among research programs that hold promise of benefits to growers in years ahead.
Bees next big battleground for ag pesticides
The next big battle — which could have a major impact on agricultural pesticides — is already under way.
Harry Flowers: Family farm tradition spanning generations
On a sunny mid-November afternoon, the Mattson Gin is in the final two days of ginning the 2012 crop of 50,000 bales — the second largest number ever.
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