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 Jul 06, 2012

And will that be debit or credit? Hurtling toward the cashless society

Now, we’re told cash, debit cards, credit cards are all becoming outmoded, that we’re headed to a cashless society, and that we’ll soon pay for....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 15, 2012

Private sector investment increasing for ag research and development

Private sector firms have become major players in developing new innovations worldwide, according to a new USDA report on investments in agricultural....More
in Farm Press Blog May 15, 2012

T. Boone Picken’s energy gospel part 2: natural gas as a bridge to the future

“Natural gas will do everything we want it to do,” says T. Boone Pickens. “It’s 130-octane fuel, it’s 25 percent cleaner than oil — and we have an....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 24, 2012

Billions to support elected leaders while nation’s problems go unsolved

The average voter has an increasingly difficult time relating to a Congress that includes a large percentage of millionaires and multi-millionaires,....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 12, 2012

Can you hear me now? A giant leap into the smart phone world

A tardy adopter's entry to the smart phone world: Can you hear me now?....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 10, 2012

How many pounds of $1 cotton are in a $1,100 (!) men’s shirt?

Prices for cotton men's fashion products take the value-added concept far....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 26, 2012

Drill, baby, drill—then wave goodbye as fuels leave U.S.

An estimated $88 billion worth of U.S. fuel products went to export in the year just ended....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 20, 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 Jan 10, 2012

Poking around in animal entrails: problems in search of solutions

Agreement on anything seems impossible for a Congress whose public approval rating just keeps plummeting toward zero....More
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