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 Jul 27, 2016

Could we eradicate the boll weevil again? Maybe not

There's no guarantee cotton producers could eradicate the boll weevil if they had it to do over again given the political and regulatory climate they....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 15, 2016

Food manufacturers boycott anti-GMO labeling activists in Vermont

House and Senate approve new GMO labeling measures by wide margins, President Obama is expected to sign the legislation....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 06, 2016

Scientist takes issue with no-pesticide-organic claim – in nice way

Organic producers use of naturally-occurring pesticides may result in higher dose rates than conventional products....More
in Farm Press Blog May 27, 2016

Organic growers report higher sales, low market penetration

"Organic" producers continue to make inroads in commercial agriculture, but proponents admit it still only makes up 5 percent of total food sales....More
in Farm Press Blog May 05, 2016

Reality check needed for non-farm residents?

Weed Science Society of America herbicide elimination estimates lead to questions about perceptions of environmentla activist groups....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 20, 2016

EWG’s Dirty Dozen attracting fewer rave reviews among media outlets

Alliance for Food and Farming says Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables is drawing less media attention....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 14, 2016

'Sustainability' authors show little understanding of real farm work

Authors of "Sustainable" cotton report appear to have little, if any, understanding of the real nature of hard labor on pre-1960s farms....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 29, 2016

Don’t skimp on reporting price information to USDA

It may seem like a small thing – including the cost of hauling grain from a farmer’s bins to an elevator in the price received –....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 16, 2016

‘Fix me now or fix me later’

Lawmakers in Mid-South states are making decisions that are penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to infrastructure....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 24, 2016

Cochran press release shows government working for the people

Press release from Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran reminds of the importance of federal dollars being distributed in ways that can help the rural....More
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