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
MDEQ to hold hearing on new General Permit for irrigation wells
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing on a new draft General Permit for irrigation wells in the Mississippi Delta.
Recharging the Delta alluvial aquifer may be challenging: Part I
Seeking ways to improve the recharge of the Delta's alluvial aquifer may be more challenging than it appears on the surface, scientist says.
Mississippi land values ebbing with lower commodity price outlook
Value of irrigated land in the Delta has been trending higher, but lower commodity prices put continued gains in jeopardy, according to survey.
Iowa's Sen. Grassley authors new bill limiting ‘non-family’ managers 1
Senior senator from Iowa introduces legislation aimed at preventing larger farms from fully participating in Agricultural Act of 2014.
Despite difficult times, young farmers ready for challenge: Part VI
Young farmers attending the Survival Strategy Summit conducted by Delta Farm Press and BASF at Mid-South Farm and Gin Show appear ready to face challenges.
Delta farmers see benefits from using PAM
Delta producers, researchers studying how best to use Polyacrylamide or PAM to improve water infiltration and quality as it leaves fields.
Can you really get a stand planting into maturing cover crops? Part II
Planting in cover crops can produce good stands and can offer other benefits, growers who are following the practice, content.
Corn, cotton, rice acres expected to rise in 2016, USDA reports
Farmers tell USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service they will increase plantings of corn, cotton and rice; decrease soybeans, wheat and peanuts.
Be prepared to use multiple pre-emerge herbicides in 2016 crops
University of Tennessee Extension weed scientist Larry Steckel says farmers are bracing for another tough fight with Palmer amaranth Mid-South crops in 2016.
‘Unconventional’ cover crops mean money for Bootheel producer 1
Missouri Bootheel producer finding winter cover crops helping improve soil health, reduce costs and make money despite lower crop prices.
Generations of farmers facing difficult times in 2016: Part V
West Tennessee farmer says younger generation of producers is having difficulty dealing with the economic realities of the downturn in ag prices.
China subsidies costing U.S. wheat farmers $653 million a year
U.S. Wheat Associates, National Association of Wheat Growers considering WTO challenge of China's subsidies to wheat farmers.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 4
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 3
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 2
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
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