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 Sep 11, 2012

What happens if Congress fails to act on House farm bill?

Farmers face the prospect of not having a farm bill in 2012 or ever if Congress fails to seize the opportunity presented during the short business....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 24, 2012

Farm group coalition faces uphill battle

The coalition formed by the nation's largest farm organizations will find persuading House leaders to pass a new farm bill a tough sell....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 02, 2012

Senator Grassley slams Smithfield Foods exec over ethanol comments

Sen. Grassley takes the president of one of the nation's largest hog producers to task for comments about the need for waiving the Renewable Fuels....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 24, 2012

What are we waiting for on the next farm bill? Christmas?

Nobody wins in the current standoff between the House leadership and the Agriculture Committee on advancing the new farm bill proposal....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 22, 2012

Southern leadership seriously lacking in this farm bill debate

Southern farm organizations say farm bill passed by Senate falls short of providing true safety net for Southern growers....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 12, 2012

World Food Prize selection shows importance of water to world food supplies

World Food Prize selection of Daniel Hillel as its 2012 recipient reminds us of how important irrigation is to the world's food supply....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 23, 2012

Election 'chickens' coming home to roost for farm bill debate

Farm-state congressmen say Ryan Budget Plan puts next farm bill in limbo....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 05, 2011

Wasteful government spending draws criticism in report

Government says wasteful spending has marked wars in Afghanistan and Iraq....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 24, 2011

The world's poor can best be served by adopting the best of both worlds

The world needs technology and sustainability to help solve problems with hunger and poverty....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 12, 2011

Instant economic experts putting country through interesting times

The vote on raising the debt ceiling may have cost more than a lowering of the country's credit rating and three down days in the stock market....More
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