Forrest Laws

Director of Content,
Farm Press

Forrest Laws, director of content for the Penton Media Agriculture Group, spent 10 years with a metropolitan daily newspaper before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He now oversees the content creation for Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press and for BEEF, Corn and Soybean Digest, Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and National Hog Farmer. He resides in Memphis, Tenn..

Mississippi, USDA agencies to begin enrolling farmers in CREP April 27
New Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program for Mississippi aimed at helping restore bottomland hardwood forests and increasing wetlands and improving water quality.
Part IV: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
The Cotton LEADS program, a joint effort by cotton producers in the U.S. and Australia, is helping the raise the sustainability footprint of cotton yarn and fabrics.
Part III: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
The cotton industry must focus on several keys to changing the demand for cotton, especially U.S. cotton, says Cotton Incorporated CEO Berrye Worsham.
Part II: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton:
U.S. cotton was hit with a "perfect storm" of negative marketing influences in 2010 and 2011, a storm whose after effects are still being felt.
Is focus on banning pesticides hurting efforts to rescue bees?
Bee populations, honey production rising while activist groups continue to demand withdrawal of pesticide registrations.
Part I: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton Incorporated, says U.S. cotton sector is struggling to recover from the recession of 2008 recession, rebuild demand.
Connecting the dots on ag technology – Part III 1
New software helps farm partners schedule tasks and monitor how much inputs are going out on each field during the growing season.
Grain sorghum bright spot in April WASDE Report
April Supply/Demand numbers reflect Chinese interest in grain sorghum.
Part II: Connecting the dots on ag technology
New software that tracks operations and what's being applied can help producers determine profitability on a field-by-field basis.
Connecting the dots on ag technology
Young farming partners using multiple software programs to build an edge for their Mississippi Delta farming operation.
New corporate name has roots in agriculture
Changing MANA to Adama brings challenges to company's multiple brands and pronunciation.
Medium grain can have a fit in Mid-South rice – if it has a home
Medium grain attracting more attention as California drought and water cutoffs continue to mount.
Rice subsidy program cost Thailand $27 billion
Thailand's rice paddy rice pledging scheme leads to financial losses, change in government after costs rose to more than $27 billion.
Chinese, Indian rice subsidies altering export landscape
USA Rice Federation places Chinese subsidies to its rice farmers at $12 billion to $37 billion, depending on how they are calculated. India has been spending around $12 billion to support rice farmers.
Krone expecting more growth in U.S. hay and forage market
Krone continuing to invest in manufacturing and infrastructure to build its business in North America, CEO says.
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