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 Apr 02, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 11, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you're on the wrong side of a disaster

Sky is falling analogy doesn't help farmers who are suffering losses from drought or livestock producers dealing with burned up pastures and high....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 12, 2012

What happens if Congress fails to pass the House Ag Committee farm bill

Farmers face the prospect of not having a farm bill in 2012 or ever if Congress fails to seize the opportunity presented during the short business....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 27, 2012

Farm bill coalition faces uphill battle as Congress focuses on debt reduction

The coalition formed by the nation's largest farm organizations will find persuading House leaders to pass a new farm bill a tough sell....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 03, 2012

Senator Grassley slams Smithfield Foods exec over ethanol comments

Sen. Grassley takes the president of one of the nation's largest hog producers to task for comments about the need for waiving the Renewable Fuels....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 12, 2012

World Food Prize selection shows importance of water to world's food supply

World Food Prize Committee selection of Daniel Hillel for 2012 World Food Prize shows importance of water and irrigation....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 26, 2012

Election 'chickens' coming home to roost for farm bill debate

Farm-state congressmen say Ryan Budget Plan puts next farm bill in limbo....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 25, 2011

The world's poor can best be served by adopting the best of both worlds

The world needs technology and sustainability to help solve problems with hunger and poverty....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 18, 2011

Instant economic experts putting country through interesting times

The vote on raising the debt ceiling may have cost more than a lowering of the country's credit rating and three down days in the stock market....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 14, 2011

Iowa Sen. Grassley offers payment limit amendment -- again

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has introduced a new bill that would place a “hard cap” of $250,000 on farm program payments. It’s not....More
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