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 Feb 21, 2011

Farm groups stepping up education efforts

Farm groups are urging members to contact members of the House and Senate to ask them to consider changes to the more draconian measures in H.R. 1....More
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 12, 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 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 Oct 27, 2010

Would Republican victory impact farm programs?

Republican takeover of the House could mean reductions in farm programs in 2012....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 12, 2010

The other side of the market

USDA's reduction of the 2010 U.S. corn forecast is causing concerns for beef and hog producers....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 05, 2010

Power play on NPDES permit?

The NPDES permit being developed by EPA for pesticide applications for water is drawing criticism from members of Congress and farm organizations and....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 26, 2010

Angry environmentalists push back

Environmental groups filed subpoenas for a farm group's records after its executive director testified at a meeting on atrazine....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 21, 2010

Iowa farmers say no to direct payments

The Iowa Farm Bureau is propsing that Congress eliminate direct payments in 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
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