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..

Hybrid stress tolerance a plus for rice producers in 2015: Part II
Rice hybrids' stress tolerance a plus in an otherwise difficult year for Southern Rice Belt producers.
Rep. Crawford introduces Cuba export legislation
Arkansas congressman introduces legislation that would improve financing options, marketing possibilities for U.S. rice, other commodities.
Pigweed in Arkansas field
Don’t give up on PPO herbicides without a fight 2
PPO inhibitor herbicides will require special handling if they are to remain viable tools for controlling problem weeds in the South.
RiceTec focusing on using more traits to benefit rice producers: Part I
Dario Bernacchi talks about RiceTec's efforts to use biotechnology advancements to provide more valuable traits to rice producers.
TPP allows U.S. to increase exports of Made in America products
Trans Pacific Partnership agreement would remove 18,000 taxes -- in the form of tariffs -- that reduce competitiveness of U.S. exports in Pacific Rim.
Needed: A more drought-tolerant variety for Southwest producers: Part III
Southwest producers say contrasts are stark between "rain belt" and west Texas cotton areas on Producer Information Exchange tour.
Higher quality cotton is a must for U.S. cotton industry: Part II
Cotton breeders working to improve fiber quality and yield to help keep U.S. cotton industry viable for years to come.
Peanut seed going into planter hopper
Farm bill’s PLC helps boost U.S. peanut acres by 20 percent
New farm program appears to be helping drive increase in peanut acres in Georgia, other states.
Southwest cotton producers see irrigation, cotton, rice in Mid-South: Part I
Southwest PIE Tour participants see irrigated cotton, rice on trip through west Tennessee, northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri.
Swiss NGO report ‘very misleading,’ Cotton Council CEO says
National Cotton Council says Swiss NGO report very misleading when it comes to cotton provisions of the 2014 farm bill.
Net farm income more than cut in half by price drop
Don't look for much improvement in prices anytime soon unless surprises occur, FAPRI director says.
ILeVO helping increase yields even in SDS-tolerant varieties
ILeVO seed treatment paying dividends in soybean fields infested with sudden death syndrome and nematodes in Mid-west and South.
2015 weather not as favorable for SDS, but it’s still around
Researchers are continuing to look at solutions for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans even though conditions in the south were not that favorable this year.
China’s lack of response creating more commodity market problems in U.S.
China's handling ot its stock market problems are creating waves that are being felt in U.S. commodity markets.
soybean harvest, combine
USDA raises soybean forecast above trade expectations
USDA raises soybean production forecast in its September crop report released today.
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