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.

Funding For Black Farmers Suit
The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2010 budget proposal will include funds to provide a final settlement for the
Conferees Leave Safety Net Intact with 2008 Farm Bill
House and Senate conferees made no changes in the funding for the 2008 Farm Bill’s direct payments or export market
Myth Of Ethanol And Food Prices
The Congressional Budget Office has released a report entitled, “The Impact of Ethanol Use on Food Prices and
New Limits Missing In Budget Plans
The chances the Obama administration – and some Midwest, farm-state senators – will be able to impose new limits on
House passes 2008 farm bill conference report, 318-106
The House passed the farm bill conference report by a vote of 318-106 yesterday (May 14), giving farm organizations a
Farm programs may revert to permanent law
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) says Congress may be forced to allow farm programs to
President Signs Legislation Promoting Biofuels
The House passed and President Bush signed energy legislation that sets new renewable fuel goals and raises the average
Robert W. Greene, president of Servico Gin in Courtland, AL, confessed to being troubled by the current ginning
After three years of rising fuel costs and falling cottonseed returns, many cotton ginners are beginning to wonder what
USA Rice Leaders Meet With Cuban President Fidel Castro
It may have taken a five-hour meeting with Cuban President Fidel Castro to do it, but a USA Rice Federation trade
Rust “Spores Of Interest” Found In Florida
Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter specialists are examining three rust spores with features resembling P.
At last! Farm bill deal in reach
WASHINGTON – After two years of marathon hearings, testy floor fights and extremely intense negotiating sessions, few

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