Elton Robinson

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.

Articles
Could new crop cotton reach 85 cents?
Can new crop cotton hit 85 cents? Maybe so, as long as demand remains strong, say cotton analysts
World records broken for rice production, use and trade
The world produced a record rice crop in 2012-13, according to USDA estimates, but records were also broken for use and trade.
Restoring China’s cotton consumption is key to U.S. market
Restoring cotton consumption is one key to success for the U.S. cotton industry. But it's not going to be easy.
Johnny Little is 2013 Farm Press High Cotton Award winner for Mid-South region
Johnny Little of Holcomb, Miss., is the 2013 Farm Press High Cotton Award winner for the Mid-South region
Farm bill, input costs and quality are top rice producer concerns
U.S. rice farmers have a number of challenges ahead, including farm policy, water, regulations and rice quality.
Don’t wait on better cotton prices, use market
If you think cotton prices are headed higher, think about selling physical cotton and buying it back on the board rather than waiting out the market,
Cotton varieties demonstrate resiliency in 2012
There are lot of factors for producing good cotton yields, but varietal choice is one that the grower clearly controls.
More corn, cotton, soybeans - USDA report
USDA raised estimated production for cotton, corn and soybeans in its Nov. 9 Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and lowered rice production on lower yields.
High corn prices could bump demand for wheat
USDA’s October supply and demand estimates indicate that livestock producers will look to cheaper substitutes for high-priced corn, which should result in stronger demand for wheat.
Cotton, rice and soybean yields climb higher
USDA forecasted higher average yields for cotton, rice and soybeans in its Oct. 11 Crop Production report, and lowered average yield for corn once again. Several Mid-South states are projecting record rice yield.
Whatever happened to dollar cotton?
Dollar cotton may seem like a distant dream, but with record world stocks and reduced cotton consumption weighing on the market, it isn't any wonder.
U.S. cotton industry meets with Vilsack on defaults
A delegation representing the U.S. cotton industry met with U.S. government officials in September to discuss defaults on cotton export contracts totaling nearly $1 billion.
U.S. rice industry responds to Consumer Reports arsenic study
Last year, a Consumer Reports study found traces of arsenic in apple and grape juice. Now it's found it in rice, and wants the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for them all.
World cotton ending stocks hit 76.5 million bales
Drought continues to hurt yield potential for Midwest soybeans, while corn yields have fallen to the lowest level in 17 years, according to USDA's Sept. 12 Crop Production report.
When corn and cotton prices start with 7, it’s not good for cotton acres
China is still dominating the news behind the world cotton market, but large supplies, falling demand and competing commodities are increasingly important factors to watch, says Gary Adams, the National Cotton Council.
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