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..

U.S. rice exports doing better despite competition: Part II
U.S. rice exports are improving evn though competition is picking up among the world's rice exporting countries, rice market analyst says.
Lower oil prices adding to farmer economic woes: Part I
Lower oil prices are leading to reduced fuel costs for farmers, but they are also playing a role in lower commodity prices, according to a speaker at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference.
National Conservation Cotton and Rice Conference comes to Memphis
The National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference and its affiliated conferences continue to draw producers, consultants, scientists and industry reps to its sessions.
‘No time to waste on approving TPP’
Congress needs to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to help improve competitive position of U.S ag exports, USDA official says.
USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse urges quick action on TPP
USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse urges farmers to get behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership to help avoid delays, missed sales opportunities.
Cotton industry looking for ways to avoid economic disaster
Cottonseed designation as "other oilseed" could be the difference in some farmers receiving financing and being allowed to farm in 2016.
George Lacour and Catherine Lacour. Cotton farmers.
High Cotton Awards move to Farm and Gin Show
The High Cotton winners, who represent the best at growing cotton in an environmentally responsible manner, will be recognized at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis.
Beltwide discussions cover the gamut of cotton industry issues
Beltwide Cotton Conferences continue to draw specialists who provide a lot of information about growing, protecting, harvesting, ginning and marketing cotton.
Strong El Nino could reduce U.S. cotton production, exports: Part II
Cotton acres could be up in 2016 but not up by as much as some of the more optimistic projections see it, according to Calcot President Jarral Neeper.
Growers could see pricing opportunities for 2016 cotton: Part I
Calcot's Jarral Neeper says strength of the El Nino could have longer reaching impact on cotton futures prices for the 2016 crop.
‘Godzilla’ El Nino could put excitement back in 2016 cotton market
The much stronger-than-usual 2015-2016 El Niño could help bring cotton stocks down in the current market year, Calcot President Jarral Neeper says.
Tarnished plant bug
NCC challenges EPA to consider valid scientific data on chlorpyrifos
National Cotton Council submits comments on EPA's proposal to revoke tolerances for chlorpyrifos insecticide in cotton and other crops.
Tracking PET can help enhance cotton irrigation efficiency: Part V
Bob Glodt talks about tracking potential evapo-transpiration to improve irrigation efficiency and enhance yields for cotton producers in Texas and other parts of the Cotton Belt.
PET network one of the keys to calculating water use: Part IV
Getting set up to monitor potential evapo-transpiration or PET on your farm will require some effort, but it can help producers make better use of irrigation water.
Cotton consultant: Use water sparingly early in season: Part III
Cotton producers should avoid over-watering in early season when plants have less need for moisture, Texas cotton consultant says.
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