Elton Robinson

Elton
Robinson
Editor,
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.

Articles
Timing of irrigation can have an impact on cotton practices
Irrigation timing can affect everything from weed control to yield and fiber quality.
Conventional cotton variety looks promising for producer
Are the stars aligning for a revival of conventional cotton varieties?
High corn prices could bump demand for wheat
USDA’s October supply and demand estimates indicate that livestock producers will look to cheaper substitutes for high-priced corn, which should result in stronger demand for wheat.
Cotton, rice and soybean yields climb higher
USDA forecasted higher average yields for cotton, rice and soybeans in its Oct. 11 Crop Production report, and lowered average yield for corn once again. Several Mid-South states are projecting record rice yield.
Whatever happened to dollar cotton?
Thoughts of dollar cotton seem like a distant dream these days, and for good reason, too.
U.S. cotton industry meets with Vilsack on defaults
U.S. cotton industry leaders have met with senior U.S. government officials to discuss serious financial losses accruing in all industry segments as a result of massive defaults on cotton export contracts.
Corn, cotton, soybeans decline, peanut crop gets bigger
The size of the U.S. corn, cotton and soybean crops declined from last month, while peanut and rice crops got bigger, according to USDA’s Sept. 12 Crop Production report.
When corn, cotton prices start with 7, it’s not good for cotton acres
China is still dominating the news behind the world cotton market, but large supplies, falling demand and competing commodities are increasingly important factors to watch, says Gary Adams, vice president of economics and policy development for the National Cotton Council.
Brazilians watching U.S. farm bill development closely
Although Brazil is struggling with various concepts of the STAX plan, which could be a key component for cotton in a future farm bill, they are showing a willingness to work with it to resolve subsidy disputes, according to Darci Vetter, USDA deputy undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.
Sugar cane equipment – if you can’t buy it, build it
It takes a diverse array of specialized equipment to make a sugar cane crop in Louisiana, and much of it comes from on-the-spot innovations – or what producer Ronnie Gonsoulin, of Ulysses Gonsoulin Sons, calls “Cajun country engineering.”
Renewable Fuels Association takes on RFS waiver proposal
A cushion of reserve ethanol stocks and “banked credits” amassed by the ethanol industry will allow the industry to cut back on ethanol production to the equivalent of 1.3 billion bushels of corn and still meet the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2012-13, said Renewable Fuels Association’s Geoff Cooper.
Corn, soybean yields continue to falter under heat, drought
USDA has again slashed projected U.S. corn yield and production as dryness and heat in the Midwest continues, and in some places, worsens.
As grain prices hit the roof, 2013 cotton acres head for cellar
As grain and soybean prices rise to the roof, 2013 cotton acreage appears headed for the cellar, according to analysts speaking at the Ag Market Network’s July conference call, broadcast from New York City.
Experts projecting a 15.8 million bale U.S. cotton crop
Cotton analysts are projecting a 15.8 million bale U.S. cotton crop this season, 1.2 million bales lower than USDA’s July 11 projection of 17 million bales.
‘Young guns’ lasso some knowledge at Cotton Incorporated tour
They rode into Cary, N.C., from all over — “young guns” looking to quench their thirst for knowledge, not to mention finding out what was happening with their money.
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