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
‘Turnaround Tuesday' taking toll on trading: Part IV
Soybean farmers need to consider hedging future sales of their crop in advance of a June 30 USDA acreage report that could be bearish for the soybean market.
‘Turnaround Tuesday taking toll on trading: Part III
It's possible Arkansas farmers could plant more grain sorghum than cotton when planting season finally ends. That has implications for marketing that grain sorghum, according to the University of Arkansas' Scott Stiles.
Honeybees
Pollinator task force releases national strategy
Release of National Strategy to Promote Pollinator Health attracts favorable and unfavorable comments from industry, environmental groups.
‘Turnaround Tuesday’ taking toll on trading: Part II
Private analysts' estimates of 87 million acres of soybeans could help send November soybean futures below $9 per bushel. The University of Arkansas' Scott Stiles urges growers to price their crops now.
‘Turnaround Tuesday’ taking toll on technical trading: Part I
Farmers will need to "sell the rallies" to help improve their price prospects with their 2015 crops, Arkansas Extension economist says.
SCPA members remind members of Congress of importance of ag
SCPA and state associations take message of importance of agriculture and crop protection chemicals to Washington annual Capitol Hill visits.
SCPA members make annual trek to Capitol Hill
Members of the Southern Crop Production Association walk Capitol Hill to talk with their senators and representatives about agricultural issues.
SCPA members celebrate victory on H.R. 1732 1
Southern Crop Production Association members ask members of Congress and their staffs to consider the industry position on Clean Water Act, FIFRA and other regulatory issues that impact agriculture.
U.S. ‘playing by the rules,’ paying price for unfair competition in rice
International Trade Commission study confirms what U.S. rice industry has been saying about impact of subsidies for foreign rice producers.
Global cotton stocks lower in May USDA report
Global cotton supplies are declining, but the world's textile-producing countries are still holding a lot of cotton, putting a damper on world cotton prices.
Bollworm
Mississippi State University researcher to receive insect knowledge grant
Mississippi State University researcher receives grant to expand studies of corn earworm and bollworm in the Mid-South Region.
Roundup XtendFlex cotton adoption may be high
Cotton growers may be planting more Bollgard2 XtendFlex cotton in 2015; nozzle selection will be important when labels for new dicamba formulations are approved.
LSU AgCenter facing steep cuts from Louisiana’s budget woes
Louisiana's $1.6 billion budget shortfall could lead to significant cuts in spending for the LSU AgCenter and area research stations and Extension agents.
Weighing in on the farm bill safety net: Part III
Farmers need to surround themselves with people who can help them make the right decisions if they want to continue farming under the 2014 farm bill.
Railroad cars. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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.
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