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 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
in Farm Press Blog Sep 21, 2010

Iowa Farm Bureau: No more direct payments

The Iowa Farm Bureau voted at its fall meeting to recommend that Congress eliminate direct payments from the next farm bill....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 06, 2010

Pot calling the kettle…

For 77 days, some have been criticizing the U.S. government for not moving fast enough to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon platform....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 25, 2010

"Take Our Jobs"

The United Farm Workers organization has come up with an unusual way to weigh in on the immigration debate that has erupted across the country since....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 04, 2010

Farms, equipment getting bigger

“Iowa’s farms are twice the size they were 50 years ago and they produce between four and five times more corn and soybeans. Today’s tractors weigh....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 01, 2010

New day dawning?

Is it a new day or the continuation of change that has been occurring for years?....More
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