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 Feb 04, 2016

Farm bill spending criticism off target — again

Activists groups begin piling on after falling crop prices drive up spending for farm bill programs....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 22, 2016

WOTUS veto draws ire from number of farm organizations

President's veto adds more fuel to the fire for American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm organizations opposing EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 10, 2016

What will be memorable about 2016?

National Cotton Council leaders asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to confirm cottonseed is an other oilseed to make producers eligible for....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 19, 2015

Bipartisanship gets a win during vote on omnibus spending bill

Congressional leaders, president celebrate renewal of bipartisanship in passing omnibus spending that avoids another government shutdown....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 16, 2015

Passing farm bills becoming tougher row to hoe for rural congressmen

Congress may find difficult task of passing farm bill even more challenging without aid of urban members....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 01, 2015

‘Catchy’ phrases not helpful in fight to grow crops

Environmental activist groups' press release muddies the waters for development of new herbicides and insecticides needed to increase world food....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 30, 2015

Irony in retreat on attack on crop insurance program

Was cut in crop insurance rate of return for providers part of a plot to generate support for budget deal?....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 21, 2015

Distracted House members leave opening for Ex-Im Bank

Ex-Im Bank reauthorization coming up for vote after 218 House members agree to discharge petition, circumventing the largely absent House leadership....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 08, 2015

Boll weevil eradication best of public-private partnerships

Paying off Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation debt major milestone for farmers in fight to restore cotton's profitability....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 15, 2015

‘Following the herd’ is helping keep cotton prices under wraps

Conventional wisdom may need to go out the door when considering China's cotton reserve policies....More
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