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.

Posts by Elton Robinson

in Farm Press Blog Apr 08, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

According to a report by Rabobank, structural changes in the global urea industry could lead to lower urea prices after 2015....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 28, 2013

Stock market soars, but economy plods along

The economy has been tanking for months, yet the stock market keeps setting new highs every day....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 23, 2013

Chalk one up for the Hudson family farm

We didn’t hear a peep from the Waterkeeper Alliance and its president Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., after a federal judge admonished them soundly in a....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 28, 2012

Predicting the future — hits and misses

Back in 2006, USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture published a report predicting what U.S. and world agriculture....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 31, 2012

Move agriculture to the big city and save the planet

The idea of buying farm produce locally has spawned a number of far out ideas over the years. But one I read recently – moving agriculture into....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 11, 2012

‘The Survivor Tree,’ like agriculture, embodies resilience

This July, I visited the 9/11 Memorial erected on the site of the original World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 31, 2012

Defaults send chilling signal to cotton shippers

As world cotton supplies dwindled in 2011, nervous end users in foreign countries bought hundreds of thousands of bales of high-priced U.S. cotton to....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 12, 2012

Cotton industry working hard to regain lost demand

Cotton selling at $1.50 to $2 a pound may have rung a bell for sellers of cotton....More
in Farm Press Blog May 31, 2012

Social Security trust funds and Grandma’s bed

A U.S. government annual report now estimates that Social Security trust funds will be exhausted in 2033, three years earlier than projected a year....More
in Farm Press Blog May 21, 2012

Waterkeeper Alliance — don’t ask, just litigate

When the Waterkeeper Alliance decides to make an example of you, they don’t let truth get in the way of their efforts. They take you to court and....More
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