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 Jan 31, 2011

Chinese cotton crop looking for a home, any home

Chinese storing cotton in their homes is a sign of how valuable the white fiber has become....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 14, 2011

U.S., China meeting 'should focus on trade deficit'

President Obama to meet with Chinese counterpart for discussions....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 11, 2011

Dick Winters, a true American hero, dead at 92

Major Dick Winters, hero of Band of Brothers book, TV series, has died....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 30, 2010

Enjoying the worst of two worlds

Economic recovery in developing nations is forcing American consumers to pay higher prices with less cash on hand....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 02, 2010

A Bronx cheer

Author takes advantage of opportunity to give senator thumbs down....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 26, 2010

How would Republican House victory impact farm programs?

Republican control over the House of Representatives could provide interesting backdrop for the next farm bill....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 11, 2010

How it looks from the other side

Higher prices for corn are raising concerns among hog producers....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 05, 2010

Power play over NPDES permits

Members of Congress are working to eliminate the requirement for NPDES permits for pesticide applications over or near water....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 24, 2010

It's not nice to annoy the lawyers

Attorneys strike back at farm group executive who dared to challenge them in a scientific advisory panel hearing convened by EPA....More
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