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..

TPP allows U.S. to increase exports of Made in America products
Trans Pacific Partnership agreement would remove 18,000 taxes -- in the form of tariffs -- that reduce competitiveness of U.S. exports in Pacific Rim.
Needed: A more drought-tolerant variety for Southwest producers: Part III
Southwest producers say contrasts are stark between "rain belt" and west Texas cotton areas on Producer Information Exchange tour.
Higher quality cotton is a must for U.S. cotton industry: Part II
Cotton breeders working to improve fiber quality and yield to help keep U.S. cotton industry viable for years to come.
Peanut seed going into planter hopper
Farm bill’s PLC helps boost U.S. peanut acres by 20 percent
New farm program appears to be helping drive increase in peanut acres in Georgia, other states.
Southwest cotton producers see irrigation, cotton, rice in Mid-South: Part I
Southwest PIE Tour participants see irrigated cotton, rice on trip through west Tennessee, northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri.
Swiss NGO report ‘very misleading,’ Cotton Council CEO says
National Cotton Council says Swiss NGO report very misleading when it comes to cotton provisions of the 2014 farm bill.
Net farm income more than cut in half by price drop
Don't look for much improvement in prices anytime soon unless surprises occur, FAPRI director says.
ILeVO helping increase yields even in SDS-tolerant varieties
ILeVO seed treatment paying dividends in soybean fields infested with sudden death syndrome and nematodes in Mid-west and South.
2015 weather not as favorable for SDS, but it’s still around
Researchers are continuing to look at solutions for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans even though conditions in the south were not that favorable this year.
China’s lack of response creating more commodity market problems in U.S.
China's handling ot its stock market problems are creating waves that are being felt in U.S. commodity markets.
soybean harvest, combine
USDA raises soybean forecast above trade expectations
USDA raises soybean production forecast in its September crop report released today.
New Lygus trait could have unexpected benefits in cotton
Researchers testing the new Lygus trait that could help protect cotton from tarnished plant bugs are seeing other possible benefits for the gene.
Quest for higher yields brings change: Part III
Randy Dowdy says farmers have to take the soils they have -- and what the Good Lord gives them -- and make the best, most cost-efficient yields they can.
Taking aim at higher soybean yields: Part II
Having set a high mark for corn production, Georgia producer Randy Dowdy is setting his sights on a higher yield target for soybeans.
How do you grow 500-bushel corn? Start with 500-bushel stand
Growing record corn yields requires thorough understanding of the crop and faith that a higher power will provide.
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