Forrest Laws, associate publisher for Penton Media’s Farm Press publications, was among those recognized when the Mid America CropLife Association honored industry, media, and academic leaders at its recent annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.

Laws received the Ruth White Media Award, presented to an individual who has a proven understanding and track record in effectively reporting on the broad spectrum of activities involved in production agriculture — cultural, political, scientific, educational, economics, global, etc.

According to Bonnie McCarvel, executive director of Mid America CropLife Association, “Forrest was selected for the Ruth White Media Award because he has demonstrated an evidence of consistent, objective, and accurate reporting on American agriculture and the myriad of issues involved in modern agriculture, including the CropLife industry. He has also spent most of his career in agriculture, and MACA recognizes those people who do an excellent job of telling the story of agriculture, especially crop protection.”

Based now in Cordova, Tenn., Laws joined Farm Press 20 years ago. He has written extensively about all phases of production agriculture including farm chemicals, marketing, and legislative/regulatory issues (including each of the farm bills since 1981).