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.

Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging
“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”
Bob Frazer: Goodbye to our favorite curmudgeon
Most of his 32 years with our organization was spent as managing editor of Southwest Farm Press
Big data: A game changer for farmers
The information age has not only put information from internal sources at the producer’s disposal, Tiller said, “but also information from many outside sources.
Farm bill needs education updates
With passage of the Agriculture Act of 2014, the nation’s farmers and ranchers now have a farm program and a safety net in place to provide assistance with yield and market losses.
ATV’s useful tools but safety is crucial
For the years the Consumer Product Safety Commission has kept statistics on ATV-related fatalities, 1982 through 2011, there were 11,688 deaths in the U.S.
Is South Texas buffer zone needed to prevent boll weevil reinfestation?
The boll weevil situation in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas poses a potential threat for weevils migrating to areas where eradication has been achieved.
Don’t bet your farm: An estate plan can help preserve assets
As land prices increase and farmers add more equipment and assets, estate planning is crucial to avoid unwelcome tax consequences.
Farm land prices: A correction maybe, not a bursting bubble
“I don’t foresee another farm land bubble like the one that occurred in the 1980s," says Abbott Myers, chairman of Mississippi Land Bank.
Contaminants a thorn in the side of U.S. cotton exports
Contamination of U.S. cotton going to foreign mills is a problem that needs close monitoring in the harvesting and ginning process.
Peanut buyers forecast a significant drop in acres for 2013
With a large supply overhanging the market from last year's record peanut crop, buyers say this year's acreage could drop 30 percent to 40 percent.
Pollinators next big battleground for ag pesticides
Agriculture is facing increased pressure from beekeepers and environmental organizations over the use of crop pesticides.
Oversupply from record 2012 peanut crop points to fewer acres this year
How many peanut acres are needed in the U.S. in 2013 i to get back to a reasonable carryout that is healthy for the industry?
U.S. meat exports racking up banner numbers as Japan eases restrictions
Demand for U.S. beef, pork, and lamb is up across the board — from variety products to top grade meat.
Boll weevil-free status must be guarded to prevent reinfestation
Continued vigilance is needed to prevent reinfestation of areas where the boll weevil has been eradicated.
Fixing nation’s financial problems will have an impact on new farm bill
Budget and debt ceiling matters to be addessed by Congress will have an impact on development of the new farm bill.
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