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..

LSU AgCenter escapes major budget cuts, thanks to rural legislators
Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture, thanks legislator for key vote that averted a veto of funding for the LSU AgCenter's research stations and Extension offices.
Grain sorghum producers: Don’t let sugarcane aphids get ahead of you: Part 1
Quick action will be needed to make sure farmers, consultants stay ahead of sugarcane aphids in what for many is a new or new,old crop -- grain sorghum.
Improved fungicides can be a plus for producing higher-yielding wheat
Scab disease early, excessive rains late make this a year "full of challenges" for Louisiana's wheat producers.
Al Rankins to serve as president of Delta Council in 2015-16
Veteran of Delta Council Development Department and Flood Control Committees, Al Rankins, to lead the Delta's "Chamber of Commerce" in 2015-16.
Working through the new farm bill, wins, losses: Part III
It may be a struggle for farmers and their organizations to maintain funding for the programs included in the AgriculturalAct of 2014, the National Cotton Council's Gary Adams says.
Working through the new farm bill, wins, losses: Part II
National Cotton Council leaders working with USDA, other organizations to develop workable actively engaged rules for new farm bill.
Working through the new farm bill, wins, losses: Part I
Some farmers may find farm program payments exceed their new payment limit on Oct. 1. National Cotton Council working with USDA, farm groups to provide better tracking.
U.S. Senate taking a new approach to problem solving: Part III
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker says he stands with Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi farmers in their fight to preserve the farm safety net and protect American consumers.
U.S. Senate taking a new approach to problem solving: Part II
Infrastructure improvements, long-range planning helping fuel increase in tourists flocking to the Mississippi Delta to pay homage to musicians and history.
Sun shines briefly on Delta Council day, catfish is served
Threat of rain does not keep Delta Council members from attending the organization's 80th annual meeting or enjoying the catfish and hush puppies.
U.S. Senate taking a new approach to problem-solving: Part I
New spirit of bipartisanship helping Senate make progress on broad array of issues that 'concern the American people.'
Rice supply-demand outlook improving, prices not so much
World rice prices are expected to remain low despite some improvement in production/consumption outlook.
Mississippi land values not falling like Midwest’s despite lower grain prices
Mississippi land values have stopped rising but aren't falling the way prices in the traditional Corn Belt states have dropped.
Turner Grain bankruptcy law required lengthy legislative process
Chairman of the Arkansas Senate Agriculture Committee outlines the process for passing new grain dealer licensing regulations.
Cochran, Wicker defend long-awaited catfish inspection program
Mississippi senators defend USDA-led catfish inspection program, call accusations of wasteful, duplication 'false.'
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