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 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
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
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