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 May 09, 2013

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

Tax and other incentives to railroads could mean millions of dollars in benefits to U.S. agriculture, according to a new study for the United Soybean....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 15, 2013

In farm bill transition, good records are important

Good records will be an advantage in verifying information that may be needed for programs under the new farm bill....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 27, 2013

Defending agriculture: five major trends that pose a threat to American farming

Environmental activists have one goal, says Washington attorney Gary Baise: putting agriculture out of business....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 19, 2013

As U.S. becomes more fuel-efficient fund for roads/bridges nears empty

While the cost of gas has ranged all over the map in the two decades since 1993, one thing hasn’t changed: the federal tax on gasoline....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 18, 2013

U.S. healthcare: A tortuous trail of inefficiency, waste, and fraud

Health care costs have increased at a greater rate than the U.S. economy in 31 of the past 40 years....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 12, 2012

Everyone else visits/trades with Cuba, but U.S. stubbornly remains a holdout

Further relieving U.S. travel and export finance restrictions could add another $122.1 million in southern exports to Cuba....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 23, 2012

The silent spring that never was: What half a century has wrought

The banning of DDT was the first step in an ever-increasing regulatory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 19, 2012

More GMO-bashing, but as usual the other side gets short shrift in media

“In my opinion, the methods, stats, and reporting of results are all well below the standard I would expect in a rigorous study; to be honest, I am....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 18, 2012

When only machines have jobs, what then do we do with people?

The dilemma increasingly confronting our society is the utilization of technology/automation to eliminate, insofar as possible, any need for humans....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 04, 2012

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

As wages in China and other low cost countries have risen and transportation costs have escalated, companies are beginning to move jobs back to the U....More
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