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..

Water savings, cost-sharing for rice growers from AWD: Part III
Rice farmers were able to see alternate wetting and drying, row rice and center-pivot irrigation all in one set of plots at the RiceTec Arkansas Field Day.
Expert panels say IARC glyphosate report flawed, excludes key data
Panels of experts question International Agency for Research on Cancer' exclusion of scientific data in its glyphosate is probably carcinogen paper.
ACCase technology plus for Clearfield-resistant weeds: Part II
RiceTec is looking at a possible 2018 introduction of its ACCase rice herbicide system, according to presentation at its Arkansas Field Day.
Interest growing in ‘row rice,’ other rice innovations: Part I
Mid-South farmers are taking a look at the possibility of growing rice with furrow irrigation vs. the traditional flooding and levee systems to help profitability.
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Sprayer upgrades may help with on-target herbicide applications
Two companies are offering hooded sprayer upgrade discounts and rebates to try to help reduce off-target herbicide applications in 2017.
Farm safety net providing much-needed assistance: Vilsack says
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says net farm income in 2015 and 2016 dropped to the lowest levels since the recession year of 2009.
New software programs helping farmers navigate tough times
Farmers are linking up with software companies to help them make better management decisions as low prices put more pressure on profit margins.
Sen. Grassley says merger wave has become ‘tsunami’
Sen. Grassley cites revenue losses on his own farm in hearing on proposed mergers between Bayer AG and Monsanto and other agricultural input suppliers.
Regulations, low prices combining to make 2016 year to remember
Missouri's Eight District Congressman Jason Smith says farmers are worrired about federal regulations and low commodity prices following tour of the district.
EPA: Glyphosate ‘not likely to cause cancer to humans’
EPA releases 227-page paper outlining its findings on whether glyphosate herbicide is like to be carcinogenic to humans in advance of SAP meeting.
Target spot pathogens appear to be repeat offenders
Target spot appears to favor faster-growing varieties, says Heather Kelly, speaking at the 2016 Cotton Tour at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center.
Sen. Grassley schedules hearing on Bayer-Monsanto merger 1
Sen. Chuck Grassley schedules Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger as farm groups prepare to review.
NCC asks for China trade enforcement action that includes synthetics 1
The U.S. government should include cotton in its trade enforcement action against China's agricultual policies, but broaden it to include more than natural fibers.
Bayer, Monsanto officials agree to create ‘innovative engine' for ag
Bayer and Monsanto announce merger agreement, pledge to create innovation engine that will help meet the 'productivity gap' in world agriculture.
Sen. Blunt: U.S. farmers need to ‘take advantage of our advantages’
Infrastructure improvements could be key to providing food to a growing world populations in times of shortages, Missouri Sen. Blunt says.
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