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..

New legislative efforts must protect farm bill, Rep. Crawford says
Rep. Rick Crawford says moves to reopen the farm bill -- such as ensuring a designation of cottonseed as an "other oilseed" carry risks for other farm programs.
Cottonseed designation a risky proposition?
Plans taking shape for legislation to ensure cottonseed can be designated as an "other oilseed" for Price Loss Coverage in future years under the 2014 farm bill.
Rep. Rick Crawford: Treat food as a national security issue
Arkansas congressman says agriculture needs to explore food as a national security issue as a way to find more support for passing the next farm bill.
‘No ambiguity’ in farm bill oilseed language, Rep. Crawford says
Congressman Crawford outlines options for moving cottonseed as an "other oilseed" designation under the 2014 farm bill through the Congress.
Fishers growing milo ‘higher than an elephant’s eye’ until weather hit
Tim, Adam and Becky Fisher were preparing to harvest a big grain sorghum crop until rain intervened, dashing their hopes and those of many other Arkansas farmers.
Passing 2018 farm bill may take different tack, Sen. Boozman says
Sen. John Boozman says passing a new farm bill will be different this time, but it will still require educating members of Congress and public about agriculture.
‘Sleeper’ herbicide-tolerant trait could be headed to a field near you
Balance GT herbicide-tolerant trait could be available for soybean producers in 2017 with new Group V maturity bean available in 2018.
Bloom restrictions new feature of Transform Section 18: Part III
EPA is putting more restrictions on Section 18 Emergency Exemptions -- without the scientific data to back up the requirements, farm groups say.
USDA pledges $17.8 million to help next generation of farmers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces $17.8 million in grants to help beginning farmers and ranchers be successful as the next generation of producers.
Changes at EPA causing more than heartburn for farmers: Part II
Environmental activist groups are doing a "masterful job" manipulating EPA and the courts to threaten products needed by producers to grow their crops.
Sorghum Producers concerned about future of sugarcane aphid control
National Sorghum Producers seeking more certainty for products needed to control sugarcane aphids outbreaks in growers' crops.
USDA: Corn, soybean production forecast to set records in 2016
U.S. farmers brace for lower corn futures in the wake of forecasts for record corn and soybean production in the United States for the 2016 crops.
Timing crop sales with growth stages may pay off in marketing
Tying marketing decisions to crop progress can help producers improve their pricing for the entire year, University of Tennessee Extension specialist says.
Rice one of the most manipulated crops, including in the U.S.
U.S. rice industry attempting to persuade Obama administration to make more use of rice in food programs to offset damage from Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Ginners talk cotton during summer board meeting in Little Rock
Members of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association and friends of the cotton packaging industry met to discuss issues confronting them in Little Rock, Ark.
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