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 Sep 01, 2011

Some public servants do their work in secret

Three environmental organizations have filed suit in federal court to stop the planting of genetically-modified crops on federal lands in the South....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2011

Abandoned cotton acres recall the great plow-up of 1933

In 1933, a plow-up campaign to improve cotton prices resulted in a loss of 28 percent of the cotton crop and over 3 million bales. While total....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 12, 2011

Agricultural land - a positive for communities

Can producing an acre of houses be much more lucrative to a landowner than renting the land out to produce an acre of grain? Maybe so, but according....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 11, 2011

We love big in America, but look who’s bucking the trend

We like big in America, but one of the biggest stores in America is planning to downsize....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 21, 2011

High cost for healthy food -- not for this shopper

Uninformed columnist blames agricultural subsidies for obesity and other societal ills. Must be farm bill debate time again....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 26, 2011

Optimism returns at Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Cotton producers at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Atlanta were brimming with optimism over high cotton prices. Glyphosate-resistant Palmer....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 15, 2010

Corn – from moonshiner trunk to NASCAR tank

Starting in 2011, NASCAR will fuel all races with E15, a 15 percent corn ethanol blend. It’s the start of a great relationship between the racing....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 03, 2010

Palmer pigweed – don’t wait to see if it’s resistant

Glyphosate-resistant pigweed is a huge challenge for Mid-South producers, consultants, biotech companies, seed companies and weed scientists. Most of....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 10, 2010

E-15 ruling – a sow’s ear to a silk purse?

The Renewable Fuels Association is trying to say positive, noting that the EPA waiver is a step in the right direction. But the ruling is still one....More
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