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..

USDA: Corn, soybean production forecast to set records in 2016
U.S. farmers brace for lower corn futures in the wake of forecasts for record corn and soybean production in the United States for the 2016 crops.
Timing crop sales with growth stages may pay off in marketing
Tying marketing decisions to crop progress can help producers improve their pricing for the entire year, University of Tennessee Extension specialist says.
Rice one of the most manipulated crops, including in the U.S.
U.S. rice industry attempting to persuade Obama administration to make more use of rice in food programs to offset damage from Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Ginners talk cotton during summer board meeting in Little Rock
Members of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association and friends of the cotton packaging industry met to discuss issues confronting them in Little Rock, Ark.
Conditions created ‘perfect storm’ for dicamba injury: Part II
Dr. Larry Steckel says farmers must use new dicamba formulations and follow label requirements if Roundup Ready XTend receives a label for application in 2017.
Liberty herbicide living on borrowed time without alternatives: Part I
Dr. Larry Steckel says he concerned about how much longer glufosinate will be effective when it's the only postemergence herbicide growers have for pigweed.
Arkansas ‘Grow for Green’ prompting studies in other states
Data from the Arkansas Soybean Association's Grow for the Green Contest is being used to help growers in other states with suggestions for improving their yields.
More to terminating cover crops than often meets the eye
Farmers may need two passes with a herbicide to control the thick, vegetative masses that can grow from cover crops, but that may be offset by other savings.
Farm, pesticide groups blast EPA’s ‘lack of science’ on chlorpyrifos
House Science Committee Chairman Smith, CropLife America officials echo Scientific Advisory Panel findings on handling of EPA's chlorpyrifos review.
Why do you farm?
2016 Peanut Efficiency Award winner uses phone, other social media tools to explain why he and his fellow farmers do what they do.
NCC continuing to seek a path for cottonseed 'other oilseed' designation
Cotton industry leaders plan to renew efforts to have cottonseed designated as an other oilseed either in Congress or with the new administration.
Rising cost of production spurred cotton’s efforts to find relief
As cotton market revenues and costs of production widened, cotton industry sought government assistance to help producers narrow the gap.
Cotton prices rise on commodity funds and fundamentals
The recent jump in cotton futures is being attributed to buying by commodity hedge funds, but there are reasons the funds moved in, analysts say.
Good markets, weather needed to help finish Louisiana rice harvest
Christian Richard and other Louisiana farmers are hoping for market improvements, good weather as they finish out their 2016 rice crops.
Sustainability, identity preservation keys to rice future
Horizon Ag General Manager Tim Walker says sustainability "buzzword" not meaningful unless its accompanied by profitability for rice farmers.
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