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.

Weekly grain and cotton export report from Pat McClatchy
Cotton, corn and soybean exports fell toward the end of the year, which usually happens as the holiday season comes to a close, says Pat McClatchy, executive vice president of the Ag Market Network in his weekly export wrap.
Deltapine variety most popular cotton in Southwest
The most popular individual cotton variety in the United States in 2014 was PHY 499 WRF, planted on 9.25 percent of U.S. acres, followed by ST 4946 GLB2, 6.7 percent, DP 1044 B2RF, 6.67 percent, FM 1944 GLB2, 6.04 percent and FM 2484 B2F, 4.38 percent.
High quality supporting cotton
High quality of U.S. cotton continues to support demand and has helped push nearby futures prices close to 90 cents a pound.
WASDE predicts higher corn exports
Corn exports estimates are up, world cotton production estimate is down and milling yield for the U.S. rice crop is the highest in five years, according to USDA’s February Crop Production report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
Cotton Canopy
U.S. cotton production estimated at 14.3 million bales
Drought, heavy rain, late plantings hamper cotton prospects across the Belt.
Yarn values keeping lid, and floor, on cotton prices
Cotton spinners don't want to pay too much for raw cotton, which is keeping prices in a tight trading range.
New herbicide-tolerant crops – USDA to assess environmental impact
APHIS will prepare environmental impact statements on 2,4-D- and dicamba-resistant crops.
Aerial shot of cotton picking
Cotton exports up, corn ending stocks surprising
USDA's projected ending stocks for old crop corn were much lower than many were expecting, at 757 million bushels.
If you’re planting corn, hopefully you have it sold
Corn could be cheap this harvest.
Stocks report sends corn futures tumbling
USDA's surprising grain stocks estimate sent corn futures lower.
10 million cotton acres intended for 2013
Did a brief runup in cotton prices in mid-March convince some producers to plant more cotton?
Chinese cotton policy - Social stability, not trade
If you want to understand China's agricultural policy, look no further than its people. Keeping them happy drives many of the government's economic decisions. For this reason, China is likely to keep its huge reserve of cotton off the market for the time being.
Nicosia – Don’t count cotton out just yet
Have U.S. cotton producers been too hasty in their plans for wholesale shifts to grain this season? That’s a question many were asking after listening to Joe Nicosia, executive vice president, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, speaking at an ag update meeting at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
Cotton seed companies announce 2013 rookie lineups
Which cotton varieties do you plant this year? Here's a look at the latest new varieties from major seed companies in the Southeast, Mid-South and Southwest.
Resistant weeds changing the way we farm
A recent survey says farmers are changing they they farm in response to resistant weeds, but it is driving their weed control costs higher.
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