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 Jan 31, 2011

Chinese cotton crop looking for a home, any home

Chinese storing cotton in their homes is a sign of how valuable the white fiber has become....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 12, 2011

Dick Winters, a true American hero, dead at 92

Major Dick Winters, hero of Band of Brothers book, TV series, has died....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 04, 2011

Enjoying the worst of two worlds

Economic recovery in developing nations is forcing American consumers to pay higher prices with less cash on hand....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 26, 2010

Impact of Republican House win on farm programs?

Republican win in House could have ramifications for farm programs, analysts believe....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 12, 2010

Looking at markets from the other side

Paragon Economics Steve Meyer says higher feed costs could be problematic for beef and hog producers....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 05, 2010

Power play on NPDES permit?

Congress could have to address the issue of NPDES permitting as EPA completes their development this fall or next spring....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 24, 2010

Annoying lawyers may be costly idea

Environmental groups appear to be taking punitive measures against those who testify on behalf of safe farm chemicals....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 15, 2010

Iowa Farm Bureau says no to direct payments

Iowa Farm Bureau members vote to recommend against including direct payments in the next farm bill....More
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