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
Aug. 5 UA Food and Agribusiness Webinar to feature Farm Futures' Bryce Knorr
Farm Futures analyst to report results of producer survey during University of Arkansas Food and Agribusiness Webinar.
El Nino building to strong levels, may impact crops in Australia, Asia and Africa
There's an 80 percent chance the U.S. and the remainder of the world will experience a strong El Nino this fall, winter and going into the early part of 2016, USDA meteorologists say.
Winning the peanut wars: Part III
Peanut farmers should be cautious in applying herbicides on their peanuts in late season along with paying careful attention to irrigation termination scheduling.
High nighttime temperatures a concern for rice producers
Arkansas farmers are still concerned with the weather as they continue to push the 2015 rice crop ahead.
USDA economist predicts improving stocks situation for rice
Nathan Childs, USDA's rice markets expert, gives update on outlook for 2015-16 crop on University of Arkansas Food and Agribusiness Webinar series.
Cotton industry needs to address manmade fiber issues before prices can improve
U.S. cotton producers will continue to be hammered by market forces outside their control until industry addresses manmade fiber issues.
Building El Nino to be topic of University of Arkansas webinar
University of Arkansas Food and Agribusiness Webinar series to feature presentations by two USDA meteorologists who are also experts on the economics of crop production.
Cotton blossoms
USDA issues deregulation decision on Enlist cotton trait
USDA lifts regulatory hurdle for planting of Enlist cotton in U.S.; growers await EPA decision on new 2,4-D formulation.
Winning the peanut wars: Part II
Boron is one of those nutrients that can be overlooked in a peanut fertility program, but it can make a difference in yields, according to Mississippi State University Extension peanut specialist.
Winning the peanut wars: Part I
Peanut farmers battle elements in early season; hope for better weather for remainder of the peanut growing season, Mississippi Extension peanut specialist says.
Fine tuning crop irrigation in the Mid-South: Part III
Center pivots aren't as prevalent as they once were across the Mid-South, but that doesn't mean producers should give up on them for putting water on their crops, according to Bubba Simmons.
Fine tuning crop irrigation in the Mid-South: Part II
Moisture meters and surge valves are relatively new terms for growers in the Mid-South, but both can make a difference when it comes to providing efficient irrigation for Delta crops.
Fine tuning crop irrigation in the Mid-South: Part I
South Delta grower talks about using Pipe Planner irrigation efficiency software on his farm.
Fertilizing rice in a very wet year: Part III
Growers may have to "spoon feed" nitrogen to their rice when they can't get the optimum conditions they need for applying the nutrient in commercial rice fields.
Fertilizing rice in a very wet year: Part II
LSU and University of Arkansas researchers say nitrogen fertilizers are best applied on a dry soil before rice receives a permanent flood.
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