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..

Dow Chemical expects Enlist Duo to be available in 2016
Dow AgroScience's subsidiary of Dow Chemical says it expects Enlist Duo to be available for use in 2016 weed control season, company president says.
Oil state of Texas high on ethanol jobs, consumption
Despite its many ties to the oil industry, the state of Texas is becoming increasingly involved in the evolution of ethanol as a major fuel source.
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FDA denies request to require labeling of GMO-containing foods
Farm organizations and agribusiness groups commend Food and Drug Administration for rejecting requests to label GMO-containing foods from crops that are not materially different.
USDA announces $350 million for restoring conservation lands
USDA announces funding availability for restoring farmlands, grasslands and wetlands that need to be retired from farming or put to better use.
Precision agriculture good fit for current economics
Ag Leader Technology demonstrates its precision farming tools at its "Where Technology Meets Dirt" road tour in Clarksdale, Miss., this summer.
SCPA gives Ed and Ann Duskin big send-off to mark his retirement
The Southern Crop Production Association honored two longtime employees for the years of service and contributions to the crop protection industry.
Dow AgroSciences will work to restore Sulfoxaflor registrations
Dow AgroSciences says it will work diligently to support renewed U.S. EPA sulfoxaflor registrations.
U of A Webinar series to examine ‘Deep freeze for grain markets?’
University of Arkansas Systems Food and Agribusiness Webinars will examine grain markets and what growers can expect over the next few months, according to moderator Bobby Coats.
500,000-ton Cuban market would be ‘beneficial’ to U.S. rice farmers
Restoring U.S. sales of rice to Cuba could make a major difference in the outlook for the U.S. rice market, USDA economist says during University of Arkansas Systems Food and Agribusiness Webinar.
The big 2015 crops got bigger in USDA’s November crop report
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service November Crop Production Report says 2015 corn, soybean crops will be larger than earlier forecast, sending prices lower.
Delta Council directors manage smiles despite gloomy forecast
Delta Council board of directors and guests hear presentations on what the future may hold for production agriculture and other agribusiness in the Mid-South region.
Grazing can provide another benefit for planting cover crops
Cover crops are providing winter grazing for a producer running 20,000 head on fields whose owners are benefiting from the fertility and improved soil structure..
House passes transportation bill without SAFE Trucking Act
Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act passes the House and is headed for a House-Senate conference committee facing a Nov. 20 deadline.
New U.S.-Cuba relationship needs to be two-way street
Pre-embargo trade with Cuba had Cuba shipping more agricultural products to the United States than the U.S. was shipping to Cuba, USDA trade expert says.
Consolidated Grain and Barge Company in Tunica, Miss.
Consolidated Grain and Barge opens new grain terminal in Tunica County
Consolidated Grain and Barge's new grain terminal on the Mississippi River near Tunica, Miss., was designed with shorter lines in mind for grain deliveries.
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