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..

Growers considering switch from flood to furrow in Mid-South rice
Low prices are leading rice farmers to consider trying furrow-irrigated or row rice to try to save water and money and eke out profits.
LSU AgCenter’s Harrell: Avoid blast-susceptible varieties in row rice
Planting blast-resistant or avoiding blast-susceptible rice varieties may be one of the keys to making furrow-irrigated or row rice work in the Mid-South, specialists say.
Row rice farmers, specialists, consultants learning on the go
Farmers, specialists, consultants learning intricacies of new furrow-irrigated rice production system, a system still in its infancy, researchers say.
New auxin herbicide labels will require application adjustments
Mississippi State University Extension specialists put together training program to help farmers learn how to properly apply auxin herbicides.
Mississippi Extension builds training program for auxin herbicides
Mississippi State University Extension specialists putting finishing touches on new training program for proper application of new 2,4-D, dicamba herbicides.
Start clean, stay clean key to row rice success
Weed control may not be any more difficult in furrow-irrigated rice than it is in conventional rice, farmers and rice specialists report at Louisiana meeting.
State legislatures changing with urban population growth
Southern Crop Production Association members working to educate legislators on their food supply and the crop protection chemicals it takes to produce it.
Gulf Coast deluge shortens 2017 hybrid rice seed supplies
RiceTec talking with customers to try to get as much hybrid rice seed to them in 2017 as possible.
More to 100-bushel soybeans than meets the eye 1
Knowing where to harvest your test block is almost as important as knowing what it takes to grow 100-bushel soybeans, Arkansas growers says.
Deep tillage, seed treatments part of 100-bushel soybean approach
Deep tillage to reduce soil compaction, seed treatments among keys to 100-bushel-plus soybeans, Arkansas Grow for Green participant says.
EPA schedules new SAP for glyphosate review for Dec. 13-16
EPA schedules new meeting dates for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Va., Dec. 13-16.
What does it take to grow 100-bushel soybeans?
100-bushel soybean farmers talks about the ingredients for breaking the 100-bushel barrier in presentation to Mississippi Soybean Forum.
'Man of action, not of words' may define new president
CropLife America leaders give hints of what may be to come during mock debate at Southern Crop Production Association annual meeting.
Looking for votes to push bills across the goal line in House, Senate
While control of the House and Senate remain unchanged, need for bipartisanship to pass environmental legislation remains.
Big 2016 crop continues to get bigger in USDA November crop report
USDA November Crop Production Report adds a few more bushels and pounds to already large 2016 commodity stockpiles.
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