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.

Corn production slashed — soybeans next shoe to drop? 1
USDA slashed U.S. corn production by 1.82 billion bushels in the July 11 crop report estimate on news that Midwest yields were dropping daily due to extreme heat and drought.
Peanuts in Mississippi — it’s not just the good prices
Thanks to high prices, Mississippi producers have planted an estimated 50,000 acres of peanuts in the state this year, more than triple the acres planted in previous years and the most acres since 1943.
USDA lowers U.S. corn production estimate by a staggering 1.8 billion bushels
USDA lowered its estimate of U.S. corn production by a staggering 1.82 billion bushels from last month due to persistent and extreme June dryness across the central and eastern Corn Belt and extreme late June and early July heat from the central Plains to the Ohio River Valley.
Meteorologist says Midwest drought could persist
The worst drought since 1988 has gripped a large portion of the Midwest, shriveling corn yields and producer profits.
Cotton acres fall; corn and beans near records
Estimated U.S. corn and soybean plantings for 2012 are up 5 percent and 1 percent, respectively, from last year, while cotton acres are down 14 percent, according to USDA’s June 29 Acreage Report.
Cotton market: Do fundamentals eventually rule?
These days, the biggest challenge for cotton market analysts is not so much the fundamentals of supply and demand.
Record cotton stocks overwhelm market
It’s hard for the cotton market to ignore nearly 74 million bales of supply.
Historical revisions in world cotton stocks jolt market
A huge increase in estimated world ending stocks, based on cotton discovered in inventory in India, jolted the market in early April.
World cotton ending stocks at all-time high
USDA raised exports for cotton and rice in its April 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, and also sharply raised world cotton ending stocks.
USDA projects cotton acreage at 13.15 million
USDA is projecting U.S. cotton planted area for 2012 at 13.15 million acres, 11 percent below last year.
India’s cotton export ban will remain in place — for now
India has confirmed its export ban on cotton will remain in place despite the uproar from various international entities including China, which had the most cotton bought, but not yet shipped.
USDA’s chief economist sees more corn acres, less cotton
USDA’s chief economist projects the highest corn plantings since 1944, a decline in cotton plantings due to lower prices and a small increase in rice acreage for 2012.
Cotton insect losses down, but control costs up
U.S. cotton producers lost 3.01 percent of their crop to insects in 2011, one of the lowest percentages since entomologists began reporting losses 32 years ago.
Pigweed control: Start clean, overlap residuals, manage escapes
The keys for control of glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed in cotton sound simple enough – start clean, overlap residuals and manage escapes.
USDA zeros in on final crop production numbers
USDA did not make changes in production forecasts for major U.S. crops in its Feb. 9 Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, but continued to tweak U.S. and world export and world production figures.
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