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 17, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

Increased urea production capacity could soon lead to a buyer's market for nitrogen, according to a study by Rabobank....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 01, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. What's up with that?....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 24, 2013

Will a third party move America’s politics beyond myopia?

Washington needs some leadership to properly focus on its debt issues. Would a strong third party help?....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 19, 2013

Consumer Reports arsenic alarm still having an impact

A Consumer Reports article on arsenic in rice is still having an impact on brown rice consumption, according to a recent study....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 01, 2012

U.S. agriculture needs a transfusion of youth

With one-third of U.S. farmers now 65 or older, time is running short for a transfusion of youth....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 08, 2012

Honey bees – take a walk on the light side

Some want to blame pesticides for the decline in the health of honeybees and other pollinators. But those close to the issue know it's due to an....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 18, 2012

‘The Survivor Tree,’ like agriculture, embodies resilience

Eleven years ago this month, America absorbed a horrific blow from terrorism. But terrorists underestimated our resiliency....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 30, 2012

Cotton research and promotion – creating a better pencil

Most cotton producers know about the agronomic research carried out by Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton Research....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 12, 2012

Cotton industry working to regain lost demand

High cotton prices have reduced marketshare for the natural fiber, but the industry is working to gain it back....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 27, 2012

Balancing conservation with the needs of 9 billion

Balancing the food and fiber needs of 9 billion people with conservation practices is a challenge for agriculture, especially with a dwindling pile....More
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