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.

Krone launches new balers, mowers and tedders
Krone is by pouring millions of dollars into a new technology center and expanded manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Europe and the United States. And at a recent dealer event, several new products were launched.
Climate Basic and Pro offer hyper-local weather monitoring for farmers
Climate Basic, Climate Pro could help farmers get a step up on the weather, crops.
2013 World Food Prize to go to three biotechnology pioneers
The winners of this year’s prize, created by the late Dr. Norman Borlaug to honor leaders in the fight to defeat world hunger, were announced at a ceremony at the U.S. State Department where Secretary of State John Kerry was the keynote speaker.
EPA approves DuPont’s Optimum AcreMax and Optimum AcreMax Xtra insect protection
DuPont's Pioneer Business receives approvals for Optimum AcreMax and Optimum AcreMax Xtra insect protection.
RFA to G20: Blaming biofuels won't end hunger
Biofuels are enduring a run of bad press that it doesn't deserve, according to Renewable Ruels Association (RFA). The RFA want the Group of 20 nations to reject a report blaming biofuels for high world food prices.
SCPA members seek Senate support for H.R. 872
The U.S. House of Representatives has taken the first step in freeing pesticide applicators from having to obtain NPDES permits for applications over or near water with the passage of H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act.
Carbon market ‘in disarray’
When carbon trading first began to be talked about in the mid-1990s, members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation thought
VipCot nearing end of ‘interesting journey’?
You might call it the forgotten protein. Seven years ago, Syngenta hosted plot tours featuring its new VipCot cotton
Diversity key to glyphosate issue
In the last 15 years, glyphosate has become one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, eclipsing even
Monsanto disputes AP story
An Associated Press article accuses Monsanto of “squeezing” its competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and
Corn pest control
THE NEW Agrisure Viptera trait featuring a new mode of action for lepidopteran corn pest control is waiting for final
Bill Gates: Technology must help defeat hunger
If African farmers and the world’s hungry are to climb out of their misery and become more productive citizens,
Climate change bill dividing farm groups?
The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey bill, H.R. 2454, is drawing
2006 to present more challenges to farmers, USDA says
But it could be worse considering the problems faced by U.S. farmers and the U.S. economy as a whole in late

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