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 Jul 09, 2013

Farm bill or food stamps? Congress must decide vexing issue

The debate over food stamp spending is creating a roadblock for new farm legislation that must be overcome if new farm bill is to be passed....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 11, 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 Jun 12, 2012

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

World Food Prize Committee selection of Daniel Hillel shows importance of water to agriculture....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 23, 2012

Election 'chickens' coming home to roost for 2012 farm bill debate

Farm-state congressmen say Ryan Budget Plan puts next farm bill in limbo....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 11, 2011

Is this what you voted for in November?

House Republicans and Senate Democrats reach compromise on continuing resolution to fund the federal government....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 24, 2011

Farm groups stepping up education efforts

House Continuing Resolution goes to Senate where it faces uncertain future....More
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 Dec 30, 2010

High gas prices in a time of economic recession

Economic recovery in developing nations is forcing American consumers to pay higher prices with less cash on hand....More
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