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 Memphis, Tenn.

Monsanto Disputes AP Story 1
An Associated Press article accuses Monsanto of “squeezing” its competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and
Senate Disaster Bill Draws Criticism
New disaster legislation should be targeted to farmers who need it most without regard to the types of crops they
Where’s The Economy Headed?
U.S. farmers and consumers who are trying to figure out what the future holds aren’t getting much help from Washington
Senators Seek To Block EPA’s Indirect Land Use Rules
Three Midwest senators have introduced legislation that would prevent EPA from penalizing U.S. corn and soybean growers
Nobel Laureate Norman E. Borlaug Dies
Norman E. Borlaug, who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding and disease-resistant wheat
Putting soybean aphid scouting on “speed dial”
Time is money, and soybean farmers and crop consultants don’t seem to have a surplus of either these days. So some
Climate Change Bill Dividing Farm Groups?
The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey bill, H.R. 2454, is drawing
Lower South American Grain Production
Robert Wisner says he’s never seen the kind of drop that occurred in grain production in South America this spring.
Farm Loan Total Growing 1
Last fall’s reports of the near-collapse of the banking system notwithstanding, the nation’s farm banks increased their
New Food Safety Web Site
The newly created White House Food Safety Working Group has launched a Web site to provide information about the
Soy Diesel Needs Certainty
American Soybean Association (ASA) leaders say that if federal officials wanted to damage the biodiesel industry they
Freeing Trade With Cuba
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) and 15 other senators are trying once again to break the stranglehold of Florida politics on
Climate Change Bill Concerns
Corn growers want to see a mechanism in which they can sell carbon credits on a regulated market to help offset rising
Rain Delays Could Reduce Corn Acres
There’s an old saying that East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet. In spring 2009, the eastern
Obama Budget Riles Farm Groups
The Obama administration is continuing to push for a $500,000 cap on direct payments, a new limit on total farm program

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