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..

‘Trying to get ahead of the train’
Delta F.A.R.M.'s Trey Cooke says climate change and carbon are the next trains coming at agriculture; says Delta F.A.R.M. is trying to prepare for it.
Farm groups want extension of USDA's program eligibility deadline
More than 70 farm groups sign letter asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to extend the deadline for receiving approval for restructuring from county and state FSA committees.
‘We have to be able to tell our story,’ Delta Council members hear
Kansas Senator says agriculture needs to tell its story to an increasingly urban population that gets farther from the farm with each passing generation.
Delta Council members enjoy old friends, catfish at annual meeting
Although rain threatened, members and guests of the Delta Council enjoyed a dry catfish luncheon on the Delta State University Quadrangle during their annual meeting.
Sen. Moran: Cuba offers tremendous trade potential, timetable uncertain
Sen. Jerry Moran says timetable for expanding trade to Cuba is uncertain, will depend on next president and level of opposition in Congress.
EPA shifting from science to 'public perception' model on pesticides?
Farmer, industry organizations calling on EPA to ditch the politics and public perceptions and return to science-based regulatory decisionmaking.
New system driving force between more uniform stand in Delta corn
Brother-sister team elect to invest in new planter drive system to improve efficiency, allow for prescription planting on less productive soils.
SCPA members, allies make annual visits on Capitol Hill
Representatives of Southern Crop Production Association, state ag chem groups and CropLife America make congressional visits on environmental issues.
Agriculture’s friends seeking solutions to environmental issues
Thank goodness for commercial agriculture's friends because its enemies are out to get its practitioners, congressional aide says.
Senate strengthens flood control, waterways infrastsructure
The Senate has approved legislation aimed at providing flood control and waterways infrastructure and other projects the Obama administration’s budget proposals sought to eliminate.
Mississippi senators ask for action on Transform Section 18 request
Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say Transform Section 18 request is taking too long for EPA to process, could cost growers.
2014 farm bill’s provisions making life more difficult for farmers
Farm bill expert Bill Bridgforth says provisions of 2014 farm bill leave much to be desired, but they could become worse if more changes are made.
Growers have more options to help get through the 2016 downturn
Farm lender participants may begin a "sorting out" if the current economically stressful times in agriculture continue for a lengthy period.
‘Better mousetrap’ can help prevent pesticide spills
New closed transfer system promises to help growers avoid pesticide spills, improve container cleanout and more easily prepare them for recycling.
Land, equipment values could be keys to surviving economic adversity
Farmland values have been holding steady in the Mid-South, but prices of used equipment are another matter, according to AgHeritage CEO Greg Cole.
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