Forrest Laws

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..

Articles
Rice supply-demand outlook improving, prices not so much
World rice prices are expected to remain low despite some improvement in production/consumption outlook.
Mississippi land values not falling like Midwest’s despite lower grain prices
Mississippi land values have stopped rising but aren't falling the way prices in the traditional Corn Belt states have dropped.
Turner Grain bankruptcy law required lengthy legislative process
Chairman of the Arkansas Senate Agriculture Committee outlines the process for passing new grain dealer licensing regulations.
Cochran, Wicker defend long-awaited catfish inspection program
Mississippi senators defend USDA-led catfish inspection program, call accusations of wasteful, duplication 'false.'
Producers must report prevented planting and failed acres
Growers must report prevented planting or failed acres if weather forces changes in their cropping plans. That's along with reporting planted acres, according to FSA specialists.
‘Turnaround Tuesday' taking toll on trading: Part IV
Soybean farmers need to consider hedging future sales of their crop in advance of a June 30 USDA acreage report that could be bearish for the soybean market.
‘Turnaround Tuesday taking toll on trading: Part III
It's possible Arkansas farmers could plant more grain sorghum than cotton when planting season finally ends. That has implications for marketing that grain sorghum, according to the University of Arkansas' Scott Stiles.
Honeybees
Pollinator task force releases national strategy
Release of National Strategy to Promote Pollinator Health attracts favorable and unfavorable comments from industry, environmental groups.
‘Turnaround Tuesday’ taking toll on trading: Part II
Private analysts' estimates of 87 million acres of soybeans could help send November soybean futures below $9 per bushel. The University of Arkansas' Scott Stiles urges growers to price their crops now.
‘Turnaround Tuesday’ taking toll on technical trading: Part I
Farmers will need to "sell the rallies" to help improve their price prospects with their 2015 crops, Arkansas Extension economist says.
SCPA members remind members of Congress of importance of ag
SCPA and state associations take message of importance of agriculture and crop protection chemicals to Washington annual Capitol Hill visits.
SCPA members make annual trek to Capitol Hill
Members of the Southern Crop Production Association walk Capitol Hill to talk with their senators and representatives about agricultural issues.
SCPA members celebrate victory on H.R. 1732 1
Southern Crop Production Association members ask members of Congress and their staffs to consider the industry position on Clean Water Act, FIFRA and other regulatory issues that impact agriculture.
U.S. ‘playing by the rules,’ paying price for unfair competition in rice
International Trade Commission study confirms what U.S. rice industry has been saying about impact of subsidies for foreign rice producers.
Global cotton stocks lower in May USDA report
Global cotton supplies are declining, but the world's textile-producing countries are still holding a lot of cotton, putting a damper on world cotton prices.
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