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
Louisiana Farm Bureau members hear latest on regulations, outlook
Members of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation heard from a number of speakers and a wide range of agricultural issues at their 94th annual meeting.
LSU AgCenter funding ‘stable’ for another year after special session
LSU Ag Center appears to "dodge a bullet" as a special legislative session comes to close without mandating additional cuts in Extension and research units.
EPA administrator defends agency’s review of glyphosate
EPA administrator, House Science Committee members debate Environmental Protection Agency's handling of review of glyphosate's cancer risk.
Rally in corn, soybeans continues, but for how long?
Corn and soybean prices move higher on strength of another bullish USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.
‘Regulation by litigation’ gaining favor among environmentalists
Environmental activist groups are becoming increasingly creative in trying to achieve their agenda on modern-day agricultural practices.
Ag Council of Arkansas board gets legal, environmental, market update
"It's a jungle out there." No one actually said that at the Agricultural Council of Arkansas' spring board meeting, but you felt it as speakers briefed the directors and guests.
EPA urged to increase proposed volumes for biodiesel under RFS
American Soybean Association, American Farm Bureau Federation call for EPA to increase biodiesel target for 2018 in Renewable Fuel Standard proposal.
Section 18 exemptions granted for Transform WG in Mid-South cotton
EPA grants Section 18 emergency exemption requests for application of Transform WG in five Mid-South states.
FSA Administrator Val Dolcini on USDA Ginning Cost Share Program
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini discusses some of the background for the Agriculture Department's new Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program.
Vilsack unveils new USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack makes good on promise to provide assistance to cotton producers through Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program.
EPA draft triazine assessment stirs up criticism from agriculture
Farm organizations, pesticide manufacturers challenge EPA's draft triazine assessment, says methodology is flawed.
Overlapping residuals helping keep pigweed at bay
More and more farmers are applying residual herbicides in tandem to prevent pigweeds from emerging in a world with fewer postemergence herbicide options.
Extension will give producers more time to get restructuring information
USDA extension of actively engaged in farming restructuring should give farmers time to get information they need to make decision about rule.
Higher corn, soybean prices helping grower moods
Outside events are helping improve commodity prices, grower outlook, board members at Agricultural Council of Arkansas are finding.
Arkansas cotton acreage rises above 360,000, Boll Weevil Group says
Arkansas growers turning back to cotton, according to figures compiled for the state's Boll Weevil Eradication Program.
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