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.

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.
‘A fine report card’ for cotton checkoff investment
The cotton checkoff program has kept cotton an economic fixture in the U.S., helping provide an economic return to growers' families and communities.
Crop insurance likely a key component of new farm bill
Crop insurance is expected to be a major component of the 2012 farm bill, says Keith Coble, professor of agricultural economics at Mississippi State University.
Elections, deficits will impact farm bill discussions
Billions in proposed cuts hanging over 2012 farm bill discussions
Weather and China will be key influences on cotton’s future
Cotton belt drought and China's cotton usage will be key influences on cotton's future
Estate planning an important tool to insure transfer of farm assets
Good estate planning now can equal big savings later and insure that your assets go where you want them to go.
Cuts to agriculture in the 2012 farm bill: Is it back to square one?
Writing the new farm bill with a Republican House, a Democrat Senate, and the 2012 presidential election hanging over everything that goes on in Washington “is going to be a little crazy,” says Dale W. Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy executive director of public policy.
Education increasingly important to those seeking careers in ag
Greater use of technology in education will require more education, industry leader say.
‘A perfect storm’ for ag opponents to target farm programs for cuts
High commodity prices and deficit reduction create 'perfect storm' for cuts to ag programs
Changes outlined for cotton classing system, procedures
Several changes have taken place in the USDA cotton classing system, according to Keith Maloney, area director of the classing office at Dumas, Ark. “As of June 27, the Washington headquarters was moved to the Memphis USDA cotton complex,” he said at recent area meetings of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association.
Compliance with labor rules important for ginners, farmers
Ginners and others who hire workers should be sure to comply with U.S. Department of Labor rules for salaries, overtime, bonuses, employment of migrant workers, and child labor. “We will be doing investigations this year to determine compliance,” says Eric Nash, investigator for the department’s Wage and Hour Division.
2012 farm bill may bring even deeper cuts for agriculture than in 2011
2012 farm bill may bring even deeper cuts for agriculture than in 2011, says Delta Council's Chip Morgan.
In eradication effort, entire Mid-South now declared weevil-free
In eradication effort, entire Mid-South now declared weevil-free
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