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..

Loyant herbicide could help with ‘big players’ in fight with weeds
Dow AgroSciences is conducting extensive testing of its Loyant herbicide in anticipation of registration of the product in rice in late 2017 or early 2018.
Rolling terrain, irrigation pushing wheat yields significantly higher
West Tennessee producer Chris Minton is looking at significantly higher wheat yields following mild winter and good management techniques on all of his fields.
Making withdrawals without deposits can lead to shortfalls in crops
Grain harvests are removing nutrients as well as grain -- nutrients that need to be replaced if crops are to continue to produce economic yields.
History repeating itself in the 2014 farm bill, peanut expert says
National Center for Peanut Competitiveness leader says farmers need to be aware of looming payment limit problems from peanut PLC payments.
Another reason for cover crops: Stop nutrient losses into streams
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture scientists use SWAT model to illustrate how winter cover crops can help reduce soil, nutrient losses.
Senate passes Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill, preempts Vermont's
Senate votes for Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill, sending it to House. Critics continue to complain about loopholes.
Farm Press Survival Strategy Summit Video now available
Watch a group of Mid-South farmers' assessments of the agricultural economic climate in 2016 in a video filmed at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
Getting up to speed on the new Worker Protection Standard
EPA's new Worker Protection Standard rules will begin taking effect next January. Extension specialists such as Kim Pope Brown are working to help farmers prepare.
Louisiana rice community gathers to celebrate crop at field day
Rice producers gathered at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station in Crowley, La., for the 107th year to learn about new technologies and visit with old friends.
LSU Rice Research Station enjoys good weather, crowds for field day
Several hundred rice farmers gathered to hear the latest on new technology issues at 107th annual Rice Research Station Field Day.
Raising taxes on Louisiana agriculture a losing proposition
Solving Louisiana's budget crisis -- and not harming its $12-billion agricultural sector -- will take teamwork and common-sense approach, Ag Commissioer says.
European Commission re-extends glyphosate authorization
European Commission votes to re-extend authorization for glyphosate, prompting criticism from Monsanto and U.S. farm organizations.
Louisiana Legislature, agriculture facing more budget woes
Louisiana Senate leader tells Farm Bureau members they need to "heed the call" when asked to help educate legislative members about agricultural issues.
Louisiana Farm Bureau members hear latest on regulations, outlook
Members of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation heard from a number of speakers and a wide range of agricultural issues at their 94th annual meeting.
LSU AgCenter funding ‘stable’ for another year after special session
LSU Ag Center appears to "dodge a bullet" as a special legislative session comes to close without mandating additional cuts in Extension and research units.
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