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..

Jobs threatened by atrazine ban
The U.S. economy struggled to add 83,000 private sector jobs during the month of June, a figure seen by some as a sign
SCPA members seek relief on pesticide rules
Congress should take steps to ensure the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or FIFRA is given priority
Atrazine controversy continues to swirl
As U.S. growers wrap up planting an estimated 90 million acres of corn this spring, there’s a good chance many of those
House to vote on biodiesel credit, disaster aid
A critical vote for the biodiesel industry and for soybean producers is scheduled in the House of Representatives today.
‘Phantom’ equipment demonstrates ongoing disputes over Chinese trade practices
The salesmen for three Far Eastern manufacturing companies must have been surprised when they got to the BAUMA
No payment limits in 2012 farm bill?
Could the 2012 farm bill be written in a way that payment limits would not be an issue? That’s the possibility raised
Cotton: 2 strikes in weed resistance
When it comes to the growing problem of battling herbicide-resistant weeds in the South, you might say cotton farmers
Jumping to conclusions on global warming
Few topics have evoked as much comment as a UN Food and Agriculture Organization study that claimed meat production is
Lincoln walking tightrope in re-election bid
Sen. Blanche Lincoln can’t seem to catch a break. The Democrat from Arkansas has been a leader in the fight against
Competitiveness issues put in sharp relief
USDA’s and the U.S. Department of Justice’s first-ever joint public workshop on competition and regulatory issues in
An environmental group that ‘isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty’
Regular readers of this space know we don’t always have a high opinion of environmental groups. To us, most are more
NCC expects another swing at disaster aid bill
Farmers may have yet another chance to win meaningful disaster assistance for their 2009 waterlogged crops, the
Total postemergence era coming to an end?
It may have been fun while it lasted, but the days of planting your crop, spraying your fields a couple of times with a
Demand supporting corn, soybean prices
U.S. corn, soybean and wheat farmers are benefitting from record demand at home and abroad, demand which is preventing
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