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..

Cotton Council continuing push to win assistance for cotton producers
Cotton Council "extremely disappointed" with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision on cottonseed; will continue to seek long-term and short-term help.
Nutrient selection can help preserve stand: Part IV
Paying close attention to details such as selecting the better fertilizer mix can payoff with better corn stands and higher grain yields, record holder says.
Ginning cost-share idea floated as potential cotton economic solution
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack still saying no to cottonseed as program crop, but offers cost-share for ginning and other possible solutions for cotton woes.
Potash helps corn survive and thrive in warmer climates: Part III
Record-holding corn grower says potash is a very necessary ingredient in high-yielding corn production, especially for farmers in warmer climates.
Keep soils in balance for producing higher corn yields: Part II
Rather than relying on grid sampling, David Hula says he uses his yield monitor to determine how much of his soils' nutrients are being withdrawn by high yields.
‘Positive attitude’ first step in growing high corn yields: Part I
Winner of the 2015 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest talks about growing higher-yielding corn at event sponsored by AgVenture.
Arkansas growers hoping for better 2016 outlook for cotton, prices
Northeast Arkansas cotton producers are hoping for better weather, prices for their cotton as preparations get underway for 2016.
Larry McClendon: 2016 Delta High Cotton winner conserving resources
Larry McClendon's stewardship of the environment and his conservation ethic have earned him the 2016 High Cotton Award for the Delta region.
Enlist Duo back on track for 2016 cotton season, Dow specialists say
Dow AgroSciences was preparing for Enlist launch even while U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was considering EPA request to cancel Enlist Duo registration.
2016 High Cotton winners represent the best of the best
2016 High Cotton Award winners are Larry McClendon, Marianna, Ark.; George Warbington, Vienna, Ga.; Bill Lovelady, Tornillo, Texas; and Dennis Palmer, Thatcher, Ariz.
New broad-spectrum herbicide for rice weeds gets name: Loyant
New broad-spectrum rice herbicide gets name; moves to next step in process for full registration by 2017 or 2018, Dow AgroSciences researchers report.
Vilsack announces $720 million in new conservation projects in U.S.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces next phases of Regional Conservation Partnership Program funding to help improve environmental quality of farmland.
Rep. Crawford: Reopening the farm bill will not help: Part III
Congressman Rick Crawford says the farm bill Congress writes in 2018 should take another look at direct payments -- under a different name.
Rice an important crop for Arkansas producers, world: Part II
Arkansas congressman promoting one of his district's top crops with Rice Krispy treats, facts as he works to extend markets to countries like Cuba.
Improving water quality, quantity goal of two new NRCS programs
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service accepting applications for programs that could help improve water quality and quantity in two Mississippi regions.
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