Forrest Laws

Director of Content,
Penton Media Agriculture Group

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 Memphis, Tenn..

Ed Duskin finishes ‘great ride’ as lead staff member for SCPA
Ed Duskin handing off the reins at Southern Crop Production Association after more than four decades of service to crop protection industry.
Krysta Harden, a ‘Georgia farm girl,’ leaving USDA
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden announced she is stepping down from her post at the end of February. Michael Scuse, undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, will become the acting deputy secretary.
US cotton industry tries to avoid economic disaster … again 1
Over the decades, cotton’s leaders have managed to pull a number of “rabbits out of their hats” just when it seemed the industry was going down for the count because of a combination of low prices, pest problems or high input costs.
Dow AgroSciences will work to restore Sulfoxaflor registrations
“As a result of the extensive data currently available on sulfoxaflor, Dow AgroSciences expects the pollinator protection concerns to be readily and thoroughly addressed by EPA through further review of scientific data.”
South Carolina well-positioned to grow agriculture by 2020: Part III
South Carolina Department of Agriculture, other SC institutions well-positioned to move state's agriculture to the next level, commissioner says.
South Carolina aiming for $50 billion in ag sales by 2020: Part II
South Carolina's Certified SC Grown program helping agribusiness sector expand economic impact and increase jobs for South Carolinians, Ag Commissioner says.
South Carolina farmers looking for better times: Part I
South Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers says gap between insurance coverage and farm losses in devastating floods will be about $200 million.
Hay acres, quality on the rise in Southeast, contest shows
Southeast hay growers are increasing yields and quality despite the curves Mother Nature keeps throwing them.
Another Sunbelt Expo goes into the record books
Chip Blalock says "Chamber of Commerce weather," new products and Farmer of Year awards combined to make 2015 edition a memorable one for Sunbelt Expo.
Lifelong farmer wins Sunbelt Expo Farmer of Year honor
Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year Danny Kornegay says all he ever wanted to do was farm and feels blessed to have been able to make it a career.
Mississippi to provide plenty of ‘sweets’ for Sunbelt Expo visitors
Mississippi is bringing practically everything but the kitchen sink to show off as the Spotlight State at the Sunbelt Expo this year, and it might bring the sink, too.
USDA deputy secretary has homecoming at Peanut Conference: Part II
Deputy Agriculture Krysta Harden says peanut farmers have the talent, determination to grow markets for U.S. peanuts.
Reclaiming the market for U.S. cotton
Ten years ago it would have been difficult for anyone to imagine cotton arriving at this juncture.
Plant cotton for the total returns, not cotton futures
“I’ve been telling producers who are growing cotton in 2015 to be patient,” said Don Shurley, Extension cotton marketing specialist for the University of Georgia.
‘Don’t let up’ on making farm bill decision-making
Some farmers and landowners may have breathed too much of a sigh of relief when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a decision to extend the 2014 farm bill’s Feb. 27 deadline for base reallocation and yield updates to March 31.
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