Elton Robinson

Delta Farm Press

Elton joined Delta Farm Press in March 1993, and was named editor of the publication in July 1997. He writes about agriculture-related issues for cotton, corn, soybean, rice and wheat producers in west Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and southeast Missouri. Elton worked as editor of a weekly community newspaper and wrote for a monthly cotton magazine prior to Delta Farm Press. Elton and his wife, Stephony, live in Atoka, Tenn., 30 miles north of Memphis. They have three grown sons, Ryan Robinson, Nick Gatlin and Will Gatlin.

New herbicide-tolerant crops: USDA to assess environmental impact
The crop traits “would provide farmers the flexibility for new applications of these herbicides, while also offering farmers additional crop planting options.”
cotton, insect, losses, 2012
Cotton insect losses fall to lowest level in 33 years
Cotton entomologists estimated management costs of insects at around $51.39 per acre in 2012. Cost plus loss was $71.18.
Mother, Nature, cotton, market, prices
Mother Nature will be strong force in cotton market
Over the next few months, December 2013 cotton futures could trade in a price range between 70 cents and $1.05, according to cotton analysts.
Kenny, Garrett, Qualls, father, son, unique, farming, partnership
Father, son form unique farming partnership
When Kenny Qualls retires from farming one of these days, he won’t worry about the person taking over the reins.
no-till, system, rains, harvest, ruts, soybeans, rice
When it rains, no-till system can get in a rut
When it rains every week during harvest for a few years in a row, a no-till system can get stuck in a rut.
corn, soybean, market, prices, fundamentals, weather
Only weather can push corn/soybean prices higher
New crop corn fundamentals are headed in the wrong direction with demand dropping and the potential for a large crop this fall.
USDA, WASDE, April, cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat, exports, stocks
Cotton exports up, corn ending stocks surprising
USDA has bumped exports and production in old crop cotton, while raising corn ending stocks to a surprisingly low 757 million bushels.
Stocks report sends corn futures tumbling
Corn contracts went limit down in late March on a bearish quarterly stocks report released by USDA.
If you’re planting corn. hopefully you have it sold
If you’ve switched much of your cotton acreage over to corn this season, and you’ve sold corn, you’re probably in good shape going into harvest next fall.
USDA report indicates higher cotton prices push acreage needle a little
A mid-March increase in futures prices probably convinced some U.S. producers to plant more cotton this spring, but a big reduction from last year is still likely.
Chinese cotton policy — Social stability, not trade
Kelli Merritt has reason to believe China may hold on to its huge reserve of cotton for a while.
George LaCour, other cotton ginners facing pivotal year
While a significant cutback in acreage is exactly what the cotton industry needs to put fundamentals back in balance, at the same time the industry must find ways to preserve current ginning capacity until this happens.
Cotton seed companies announce 2013 rookie lineups
U.S. cotton seed companies have once again released new cotton varieties, many with out-of-the-park yield potential and fiber quality.
Joe Nicosia: Don’t count cotton out just yet
Have U.S. cotton producers been too hasty in their plans for wholesale shifts to grain this season?
Weaker dollar will continue to buoy U.S. ag exports
A weaker dollar and strong global economic growth over the next 10 years bode well for U.S. agriculture, according to USDA’s Agricultural Long-Term Projections, released in February.
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