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 Jan 24, 2012

The sorry state of nation’s roads: funding shortfall isn’t helping any

The federal gasoline tax was last increased in 1993 and since that time vehicle miles traveled have risen almost 30 percent and construction/....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 30, 2011

As battered, bedraggled 2011 fades away, some wishes for the new year

As 2011 fades away, some wishes for the new year....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 24, 2011

The best Christmas gifts don’t come from the mall or online browsing

Christmases past: the best gifts didn't come from the mall or online ordering....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 21, 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....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 13, 2011

In slashing funding for ag, seniors, kids programs, don’t overlook bloated defense budget

"Defense spending is now absolutely off the charts by any modern historical measure -- this level of spending is absolutely staggering."....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 21, 2011

*@#% soils aside, the occasional sugar maple brightens autumn

Despite inhospitable soils, the occasional sugar maple brightens Mid-South autumn....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 14, 2011

Continuing deterioration of nation’s bridges gets short shrift in funding

Deterioration of nation's bridges continues as funding fails to keep pace....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 07, 2011

Animals and porn: yet another off-the-wall scheme for attention

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has announced the launch in December of an XXX porn website....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 26, 2011

Military may play key role toward making biofuels commercially viable

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says military use of alternate energy can lessen dependence on imported oil....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 17, 2011

While awaiting Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, a wistful farewell to summer

If the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol came knocking at my door with their $10 million check, I’d (after the obligatory whooping and hollering....More
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