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..

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Weekly rail service reporting needs to be permanent, grain group says
Grain elevator and warehouse groups asks Surface Transportation Board to continue requiring weekly reporting of rail service by nation's carriers.
Weighing in on the farm bill safety net: Part 2
Beware of "locking in" low prices under the new farm bill's reduced safety net. Growers urged to take precautionary steps.
Weighing in on the farm bill safety net: Part 1
The grandparents of most of today's farmers would not recognize their grandkids' farming operations -- hard work is being replaced by hard thinking.
Wheat scab showing up in Mid-South wheat fields
Reports of wheat scab outbreaks triggering alarms for Arkansas, Louisiana wheat growers in this year's wet spring conditions.
Sunshine, warm temperatures good and bad for LSU AgCenter Wheat Field Day
LSU AgCenter Wheat and Oats Field Day helps provide growers, specialists with the latest information on varieties and best management practices for small grains.
Mississippi, USDA agencies enrolling farmers in CREP
New Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program for Mississippi aimed at helping restore bottomland hardwood forests and increasing wetlands and improving water quality.
Part IV: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
The Cotton LEADS program, a joint effort by cotton producers in the U.S. and Australia, is helping the raise the sustainability footprint of cotton yarn and fabrics.
Part III: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
The cotton industry must focus on several keys to changing the demand for cotton, especially U.S. cotton, says Cotton Incorporated CEO Berrye Worsham.
Part II: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton:
U.S. cotton was hit with a "perfect storm" of negative marketing influences in 2010 and 2011, a storm whose after effects are still being felt.
Is focus on banning pesticides hurting efforts to rescue bees?
Bee populations, honey production rising while activist groups continue to demand withdrawal of pesticide registrations.
Part I: Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton Incorporated, says U.S. cotton sector is struggling to recover from the recession of 2008 recession, rebuild demand.
Connecting the dots on ag technology – Part III 1
New software helps farm partners schedule tasks and monitor how much inputs are going out on each field during the growing season.
Grain sorghum bright spot in April WASDE Report
April Supply/Demand numbers reflect Chinese interest in grain sorghum.
Part II: Connecting the dots on ag technology
New software that tracks operations and what's being applied can help producers determine profitability on a field-by-field basis.
Connecting the dots on ag technology
Young farming partners using multiple software programs to build an edge for their Mississippi Delta farming operation.
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