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.

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.
House passes transportation bill without SAFE Trucking Act
Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act passes the House and is headed for a House-Senate conference committee facing a Nov. 20 deadline.
Foreign governments outspending U.S. on cotton subsidies four-to-one 1
U.S. cotton industry organization CEO says U.S. cotton producers are tired of being kicked around over subsidies when foreign governments are outspending U.S. four-to-one.
Peanut harvest gaining steam after slow start
Peanut expert Tyron Spearman says storage will be adequate for most of 2015 peanut crop except for specific areas where farmers may have to seek alternatives.
Farmers urged to sign up as soon as possible for farm bill coverage
Not too early to enroll in farm bill programs.
Weather delays could make 2015 memorable for South Texas grower
Weather is a major factor in south Texas agriculture every year. The alternative Burns’ employee was referring to was the years in which crops in the Lower Rio Grande Valley have received almost no rainfall to speak of from emergence to harvest.
George LaCour: 2015 High Cotton Award for Delta Farm Press
George LaCour farms in a part of the world where it’s not much of an exaggeration to say he could grow almost anything he wants. But LaCour likes to grow cotton, and, although these are not the best of times for the crop, he continues to plant as much cotton as the weather and the market will allow.
2015 High Cotton Winners - shared love of land they farm
They farm in different regions of the country and in very different ways, Rick Morgan, George LaCour, R.N. and Ronnie Hopper, and Mark Watte and their families all share a love of the land they farm, of the communities where they work and live and, especially, of growing cotton. For those and other reasons, they are the winners of the 2015 High Cotton Awards.
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