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

railroad, incentives, farmers, boost, markets
in Farm Press Blog May 09, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Boosting federal investment tax credits and accelerated depreciation schedules for railroads could mean millions of dollars annually in savings to....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 19, 2013

Normal crops in 2013 could push U.S. farm profits to the downside

It’s no secret that 2012 was a great year for many Southern farmers, with record yields and high prices for much-in-demand commodities....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 30, 2013

The fiscal cliff fallacy and the debt burden for our kids and grandkids

If you have young children or grandchildren, look at them and imagine signs around their necks: “I owe my government $52,000 — and each day I will....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 21, 2012

With election behind, agriculture looks to resolution of immigration reform issues

After 10 years of efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform in Washington, with major parties at loggerheads and nothing substantive....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 06, 2012

Using invasive plants for biofuels: Potential for ecological problems?

The best of intentions sometimes go astray....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 08, 2012

And we're paying for this? Do-nothingest Congress in half a century

You are doubtless thrilled that the U.S. House — in its last legislative action before leaving town for politicking until after the November....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 31, 2012

As lure of China’s cheap labor dims, more jobs may be returning to U.S.

Reshoring is a term you may not have heard (I hadn’t). It’s industry-speak for bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the U.S. from overseas....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 22, 2012

Killing those awful earmarks: And just whose ox got gored?

Be careful what you wish for, the old adage goes, because you just may get it....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 10, 2012

Alphabet soup: New farm legislation will offer an expanded roster of programs

No matter which farm bill eventually emerges — House, Senate, or some combination thereof — producers will be coping with an alphabet soup of new....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 03, 2012

When down becomes up: How 379 acres of peanuts got confused

Geotropism isn’t a term that’s tossed out in everyday conversation, and you can be forgiven if it sends you to the dictionary....More
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