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.

Mid-South growers: Good crops in 2015, but not much to show for it
“When you’re making a good crop, and you’re not making any money, you’re in a real dangerous situation,” said Jimmy Moody, a cotton, corn, soybean and wheat producer from Dyersburg, Tenn
El Nino’s end could bring pricing opportunities for producers
China continues to be a big factor in the market because of the roles its played in building up its corn stocks while becoming the world’s biggest importer of soybeans.
2016 High Cotton Awards ceremony different, but same
The 2016 High Cotton Awards Breakfast was different in a number of ways, but it continued to showcase the environmental stewardship of U.S. cotton farmers.
High Cotton Awards ceremony causes winners to reflect
High Cotton Award winners express humor, deep appreciation for family and friends during presentations at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
2016 High Cotton winners represent the best of the best
2016 High Cotton Award winners are Larry McClendon, Marianna, Ark.; George Warbington Vienna, Ga.; Bill Lovelady, Tornillo, Texas; and Dennis Palmer, Thatcher, Ariz.
Commodity certificates now available for redeeming cotton marketing loans
USDA announces availability of commodity certificates for redeeming cotton in marketing loan to help producers and keep crops moving.
Bayer takes off gloves in fight over Belt insecticide
Bayer seeks to stop EPA’s proposed cancellation of flubendiamide, which exaggerates risk and would deny farmers a valuable tool in battling damaging insects.
Cotton leaders not ready to throw in the towel on oilseed designation
“We continue to believe the current farm bill allows for this authority for USDA, and many Members of Congress share that belief," PCG President Shawn Holladay said.
Cotton industry looking for help to avoid economic disaster
The National Cotton Council proposes the agriculture secretary designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed,” which would make cottonseed producers eligible for the same program benefits as soybean, canola, sesame, safflower, crambe and other oilseed producers.
High Cotton Awards moving to ‘Gin Show’
Beginning in 2016, the High Cotton winners, who represent the best of the best when it comes to growing cotton in an environmentally responsible manner, will be recognized during an awards breakfast at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 26
Calcot's Jarral Neeper to lead Ag Market Network discussion on Jan. 13
Next Ag Market Network monthly teleconference to feature comments by Jarral Neeper, president of Calcot, the California-based marketing cooperative.
Gaylon Morgan named Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year
Working with growers is a priority for Gaylon Morgan.
Industry leaders seek program status for cottonseed 1
Cotton industry leaders tell House Agriculture Committee members government assistance is needed for survival of the cotton segment of the U.S. economy.
Corn Growers seeking market developments beyond ethanol: Part II
National Corn Growers Association leaders pushing development of new markets to increase demand for corn, corn-based products.
Oil state of Texas high on ethanol jobs, consumption: Part I
Despite its many ties to the oil industry, the state of Texas is becoming increasingly involved in the evolution of ethanol as a major fuel source.
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