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 Feb 19, 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 Jan 28, 2013

The fiscal cliff fallacy and the debt burden for our kids and grandkids

Each person's share of the U.S. national debt has topped $50,000 — and it's continually increasing....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 23, 2013

To the manor born: The Golden Age transformed to a self-service society

Perhaps the oil rich in the Arab world, or noveau riche tycoons of China, India, Mexico and other countries where there is still a huge poor....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 02, 2013

Jeff Fowle: Getting ag’s message heard first requires listening

Agriculture needs to stop using old methods of communicating with the non-farm community, says Jeff Fowle....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 15, 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 Oct 09, 2012

And we're paying for this? Do-nothingest Congress in half a century

"Failure to act on the farm bill will put tens of thousands of farmers in some degree of financial jeopardy, because farm lenders often base their....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
in Farm Press Blog Aug 25, 2012

U.S. energy independence by 2020? Uhh, haven’t we heard this before?

Our energy appetite is voracious — and Mideast oil is, for the foreseeable future, the easiest way to feed that hunger....More
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