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..

Cotton growers could receive 72 cents to 73 cents for cotton in 2015
Dr. O.A. Cleveland, emeritus professor and veteran cotton analyst at Mississippi State University says there may be life left in cotton futures despite the gloom and doom predictions.
New grain facility to focus on better serving the Mid-South
Cargill expanding service to soybean, corn producers in the Mid-South with construction of new grain facility near West Memphis, Ark.
Farmers get some breathing room on base, yield decisions
Farmers can come to county Farm Service Agency offices and make an appointment to discuss base reallocation and yield updates later if they can't complete the paperwork for the process by Friday (Feb. 27) afternoon.
China’s cotton pricing structure leading to more polyester use
China's cotton policies are doing more than adding to world stocks, they're shifting more textile products to polyester, U.S. cotton industry leaders say.
The house that cotton built
Cotton Incorporated's scientists and technicians are working hard to keep cotton in the forefront of the minds of the textile industry executives.
No more Mr. Nice Guy for U.S. cotton industry?
Outgoing National Cotton Council chair says U.S. cotton industry should push for end to cotton subsidies by governments of China and other cotton-producing countries.
Watch video from UA Series to get help with farm bill decision-making
Link to University of Arkansas Webinar can help growers make better use of the Texas A&M UNiversity Farm Bill Decision Aid.
New product being compared to Temik slated for limited launch in 2015
New in-furrow product coming for control of insecticides and nematodes in cotton and peanuts. If you're thinking Temik, you might not be far off the mark.
2015 Rice Leadership Class takes center stage
Members of the 2015 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders.
Farmers could switch 1.4 million acres from cotton to other crops in 2015
Cotton growers don't make decisions in a vacuum, and that's certainly true in 2015. The National Cotton Council's Gary Adams talked about prices for other crops and the potential impact on cotton at this year's NCC annual meeting.
Growers talk cotton at National Cotton Council annual meeting
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, cotton industry leaders have certainly seen better times, but they still made the most of their two-day annual meeting at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
Dwayne Alford, Gary Adams
NCC survey indicates growers could plant 9.4 million acres of cotton in 2015
Cotton farmers switching to soybeans and peanuts in the Mid-South and Southeast, according to National Cotton Council's Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.
Farm Bill Decision Aid setting new participation records weekly
Farmers are beginning to take advantage of the Texas A&M University Agricultural and Food Policy Center's 2014 Farm Bill Decision Aid now that the signup deadlines are approaching.
Cargill breaks ground for new West Memphis, Ark., facility
Cargill contractors moving large amount of material to make new grain facility on the Mississippi River accessible in times of high water and low.
Corn prices with a ‘2’ may be in the offing over life of farm bill
The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute's forecasts show lower commodity prices over most years of the Agriculture Act of 2014.
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