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 Jul 25, 2012

In the research pipeline: Ways to improve peanut production

I believe the future of peanut production lies in biotechnology,” says Marshall Lamb, director of the USDA/Agricultural Research Service Peanut....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 20, 2012

Private sector investment increasing for ag research and development

In 2010, global private sector investments in research and development to improve agricultural inputs hit $11 billion, nearly double the $5.6 billion....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 04, 2012

Low interest rates and strong commodity prices helping fuel farmland demand

Strong farm incomes continued to fuel demand for farmland during first quarter 2012 in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank region that includes....More
in Farm Press Blog May 16, 2012

T. Boone Picken’s energy gospel part 2: natural gas as a bridge to the future

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens — who comes across as a worldly-wise, aw shucks fella you’d like have a cold one with and listen to his war stories....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 25, 2012

Billions to support elected leaders while nation’s problems go unsolved

Almost anyone who works in corporate America nowadays is subject to performance reviews, most often on an annual basis, to evaluate strengths and....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 16, 2012

At what cost the disconnect between agriculture and the public?

At a recent national meeting of state departments of agriculture, “there was a lot of talk about tough times in agriculture” — budget cuts for farm....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 13, 2012

How many pounds of $1 cotton are in a $1,100 (!) men’s shirt?

Talk about value-added: Growers have been giddy for the past year or so over attaining the Holy Grail of $1-plus for their cotton, but that pales....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 17, 2012

Drill, baby, drill—then wave goodbye as fuels leave U.S.

In a world where politics and marketing have more and more become one, ironies abound. And one that stands out like a sore thumb is the continuing....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 23, 2011

When guidelines become regulations: tackling the EPA’s sleight-of-hand

Regulatory issues are likely to continue to be an area of skirmishing as discussions for the 2012 farm bill go forward, members of the Mississippi....More
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