Hembree Brandon

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.

Articles
Southwest could see continuation of drought
Of factors lending themselves to predictability in weather forecasting, temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean are proving among the most reliable, says John Nielsen-Gammon, regents professor at Texas A&M University and Texas state climatologist.
2012 Midwest drought will continue to have an impact on livestock numbers, prices
Last summers Midwest drought will continue to have an impact on livestock prices in 2013, says Farm Bureau Economist John Anderson.
AFBF economist: Tight soybean supply will help support price
While U.S. soybean supplies now are a bit tighter than corn, producers should keep in mind that “the markets are more comfortable with a tight soybean supply than with tight corn supply,” says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy chief economist in Washington.
Prospects improving for meaningful steps toward immigration reform
The hope is that unity within the 3-million member Farm Bureau organization will generate unity among the other ag groups on issues of immigration reform.
Energy efficiency, fiber quality among targets of ginning research
“It’s not likely that the price of energy is going to go down, and we need to find ways to reduce the amount of energy used in the ginning process," says Rick Byler, research leader at the USDA-ARS Cotton Ginning Laboratory at Stoneville, Miss.
From zero soybean sales in China to $11 billion: a U.S. success story
Thirty years after the American Soybean Association opened its Beijing, China office, U.S. soybean exports to that country top $11 billion annually.
Cotton classing fee will remain unchanged at $2.20
The fee for classing this year's cotton crop will remain unchanged at $2.20, says Keith W. Maloney, area director of the Dumas, Ark., USDA/AMS classing office.
Chinese cotton reserves helping support market price
“Right now, on the surface, the world cotton balance sheet is as bearish as it has ever been, especially in terms of total bales and the stocks-to-use ratio," says Hank Reichle, Staple Cotton Cooperative Association.
ADM manager says 'make the market make you sell soybeans'
“With crops burning up north of us, as long as the soybean market’s going up, be stingy with the last sales you make," says ADM Mid-South Regional Manager David Glidewell.
O.A. Cleveland: Record cotton carryover hampering upturn in prices
While the short term outlook for cotton demand and price isn’t that rosy, the picture looks brighter moving into 2013, says O. A. Cleveland, Jr.
A lot of uncertainties remain as to how 2012 peanut crop will turn out
“From this point forward, yield will determine where we are in terms of the fall peanut market," says Marshall Lamb. "Don’t expect a contract to come out anytime soon."
Peanut acreage increases in Mid-South 'positive for industry'
"We'd like to see even more peanut acres in the Mid-South to help strengthen the industry's influence in Washington," says Bob Redding, Washington lobbyist for the industry.
Gin lab research aims to improve ginning efficiency, fiber quality
Changes in the physiology of the cotton plant could make future fiber easier to clean in the ginning process, says Rick Byler, research leader at the USDA Cotton Ginning Laboratory at Stoneville, Miss.
Ginning industry continues to face regulatory and budget hurdles
Federal budget cuts and increasing attempts at regulation pose concerns for the U.S. cotton ginning industry.
Timber market recovery hinges on economy and housing upturn
That downturn in housing construction brought with it a decline in demand for southern lumber production.
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