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 Apr 01, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

Southern corn growers are at a disadvantage when it comes to the release date of USDA's March Planting Intentions report....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 10, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you’re on the wrong end of a disaster

For all of you who have used direct payments to help secure your operating loans over the last few years, here’s a news flash: You didn’t need those....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 12, 2012

What happens if Congress fails to act on House farm bill?

What does appear to be coming through is that writing a farm bill will be much more difficult when a new Congress and perhaps a new administration....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 27, 2012

Farm group coalition faces uphill battle

In years past, when the American Farm Bureau Federation or the National Corn Growers Association or the National Cotton Council spoke, most members....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 25, 2012

What are we waiting for on the next farm bill? Christmas?

A group of congressmen have written House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor urging them to schedule a vote on H.R. 6083, the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 26, 2012

Southern leadership seriously lacking in this farm bill debate

Southern farm organizations just experienced their first farm bill battle in a long time without a member from their region serving as chairman or....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 13, 2012

World Food Prize selection shows importance of water to world food supplies

The news that Daniel Hillel has been named winner of the 2012 World Food Prize is an important reminder of just how critical water is to food....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 08, 2011

Wasteful government spending draws criticism in report

Government says wasteful spending has marked wars in Afghanistan and Iraq....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 16, 2011

Iowa Sen. Grassley offers payment limit amendment -- again

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has introduced a new bill that would place a “hard cap” of $250,000 on farm program payments. It’s not....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 11, 2011

Is this what you voted for in November?

Farm organizations are turning their attention to the House Budget Committee's drastic cuts in farm program spending....More
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