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 central Iowa in the middle of the largest corn patch in the world.

Posts by Forrest Laws

in Farm Press Blog Mar 25, 2014

Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

New statue in U.S. Capitol honors Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug's experiences in the Depression probably had a profound....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 19, 2013

Not so fond memories of Saturday mornings in Arkansas

Those who long for the days of small, "picture-book" farms should spend a day doing actual farm labor....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 04, 2013

Timing of government shutdown could have been worse for farmers … but barely

The closing of most of USDA's offices in Washington and across the nation and the world are not having an immediate impact on farmers, but as the....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 01, 2013

‘We cause to happen that which we seek to prevent’

As the federal government began to shut down last night, the country barely noticed that the 2008 farm law also expired. That may change as....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 10, 2013

If farm bill doesn’t address hunger, what’s it for?

While the House continues to debate cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the cuts may be undermining support for the primary farm....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 03, 2013

Fun and games on the Potomac

Congress' August recess should provide opportunity for farmers to question members about votes on House Agriculture Committee farm bill....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 01, 2013

Farm bill or food stamps?

The House passage of amendments limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits may limit chances of a new farm bill being....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 29, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 27, 2012

Leadership vacuum adds to Washington budget turmoil

It may be time for the Speaker of the House to step down if he cannot lead the House to pass legislation needed to avert the fiscal crisis some are....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 09, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you’re on the wrong end of a disaster

Sky is falling analogy doesn't help farmers who are suffering losses from drought or livestock producers dealing with burned up pastures and high....More
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