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 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
in Farm Press Blog Aug 28, 2015

‘Houston, we have a problem,’ and it's called pigweed

Scattered pigweed in fields this year could become a major problem in Mid-South crops next season....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 24, 2015

There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free road and bridge repairs

U.S. farmers are losing their transportation advantage over competitors like Brazil while roads and bridges crumble for lack of investment....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 29, 2015

The rain in the South falls mainly where it feels like it

Rains in mid-July pushed the drought a little farther away for the Mid-South, but the crops -- and growers -- still have a long way to go in 2015....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 09, 2015

Pick your poison wisely, especially on the Internet

You can't make this stuff up -- most people get too much of their information from webistes with an agenda....More
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