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..

STAX may be stand-alone coverage in some regions of Cotton Belt
Mid-South cotton yields have been on the rise in recent years, in part, because of the increased use of irrigation and beneficial rainfall patterns. That's one of the reasons growers need to consider their Stacked Income Protection Plan or STAX option in the 2014 farm bill.
Commodity price outlook may impact more than farmers’ bottom lines
Mississippi State University agricultural economists' survey monitoring land values and cash rents in the agricultural regions of the state.
Shallow loss, supplemental coverage important options in new farm bill
Michael Rochelle of the National Cotton Council discusses county-based calculations for STAX and SCO at Mississippi Farm Bureau Winter Commodity Conference.
'Don't wait until last minute' on 2014 farm bill decisions in 2015
FSA officials are asking farmers to begin finalizing farm bill decisions as the deadlines approach for base reallocations, yield updates and program elections.
2015 Mississippi Farm Bureau Commodity Conference - Photos
Mississippi Farm Bureau county chairmen and state officers heard the latest on government and economic polciies and the new farm bill at their Winter Commodity Conference.
Studies show neonicotinoid levels drop as crop season progresses
By the time soybean and cotton plants begin flowering and become more attractive to honey bees the levels of neonicotinoid insecticides in seed treatments have declined significantly, according to university research.
Mississippi specialists respond to neonicotinoid review
Mississippi State University Extension specialists met with EPA and Delta Council officials to discuss neonicotinoid seed treatments and other environmental issues on Jan. 21. MSU's Angus Catchot talked about the specialists response in a panel discussion at the Delta Ag Expo.
Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
Download the 2015 MSFGS app to enhance ‘Gin Show’ experience
Mid-South Farm and Gin Show App is now available The app helps show visitors locate products they want to see among the hundreds of offerings by exhibitors at the show, informational speakers they want to hear and special events such as the drawing the for puppies the wish to attend.
EPA officials discuss neonicotinoid, bee health issues with Mississippi specialists
EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones says agriculture needs to help provide the solution to the pollinator health issue that could bring changes in seed treatments and other pesticide applications.
Teamwork is key to producing higher-yielding soybean
Team work and good weather were keys to producing high soybean yields in Arkansas in 2014, producer Matt Miles says.
Deadline approaching for reporting water use in voluntary metering program
Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force members are reminding farmers participating in a voluntary well-monitoring program to submit their flow-meter data by Feb. 1.
Prevention part of Matt Miles’ approach to growing soybeans
Matt Miles says disease prevention is a big part of the production system that has produced back-to-back 100-bushel soybean yields on his southeast Arkansas farm.
Matt Miles talks soybeans at National Conservation Systems Conference
Arkansas Soybean Association Yield Challenge winner discusses soybean production practices at National Conservation Systems Conference.
USDA announces deregulation of dicamba-tolerant trait in cotton and soybeans
USDA announces deregulation of dicamba-tolerant trait in cotton and soybeans; sets up wait for registration decision on new dicamba herbicide formulations.
2015 National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference Photos
The National Conservation Systems Conference continued to attract a large number of producers, university scientists and industry members to hear the latest information about new technologies and the agricultural outlook.
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