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 11, 2012

Farm bill debate starting to heat up

The political debate in Washington is starting to shift focus from the Republican presidential campaign to the economy, gas prices, Afghanistan,....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 01, 2012

The seed we plant in a consumer’s mind is important too

So much has been written about the three big factors facing agriculture today – uncertainty over the next farm bill, variability of weather and the....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 06, 2012

Opera star, farmer, innovator all rolled into one

Opera and farming. Rarely have these two callings been mentioned in the same breath....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 05, 2011

Christmas without the giant, green toilet bowl brush

The Christmas decorations have come down from the attic, including a 7-foot plastic tree with pre-hung lights. When it’s put together, it will grace....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 21, 2011

DeMint’s amendment to repeal check-offs – is he serious?

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint entered an amendment to Congress to terminate 20 commodity check-off programs. Is he serious? Apparently so....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 15, 2011

In America, we can still clean house

The government has gotten too big, the Tea Party says. Greed has run amuck in America contends the Occupy Wall Street movement. But could today’s....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 27, 2011

Foundation doesn’t mind exploiting cantaloupe tragedy

The Weston A. Price Foundation apparently has no qualms about exploiting calamity either. They don’t even need the facts to put out a news release –....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 13, 2011

Cottonseed packs a powerful energy punch

All of the energy required to produce an acre of cotton can be found in a very unlikely place – the plant’s very own seeds....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 30, 2011

Limited government will test our mettle as farmer-citizens

I’m sure cotton producers are feeling a similar vertigo at the thought of losing a big portion of their farm safety net. And it’s looking more and....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 14, 2011

Cars will consume more corn this year than livestock and poultry

For the first time in history, more of the U.S. corn crop is expected to be consumed by automobiles this coming year than by livestock and poultry....More
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