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 Jun 05, 2012

Social Security trust funds and Grandma’s bed

I’m old enough to remember the time when families simply didn’t need much help from Uncle Sam. My father had an unwritten rule. If something looked....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 17, 2012

Farm bill debate starting to heat up

While it’s a long shot that U.S. agriculture will see a new farm bill by the time the old one expires later this year, the information gathering....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 06, 2012

Top seeds competing in the 2012 growing season

The NCAA tournament, where high-flying athletes run up and down the hardwood for the glory of their college, is a lot like a typical march through a....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 21, 2012

Old computers hold more than digital memories

Every now and then, office closets must be cleared of stuff that either doesn’t work anymore or is close to achieving the status of artifact. This....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 09, 2012

One podium – seven former secretaries of agriculture

Seven former secretaries of agriculture seated at one podium. It was a rare and historic gathering of brain power at USDA’s 2012 Agricultural Outlook....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 19, 2012

Agriculture today – golden age or wishful thinking?

U.S. farmers enjoy their best run in decades thanks to high prices for many crops, livestock and farmland and strong global demand for corn used in....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 13, 2011

Agriculture takes on factory environmentalism

Has the Waterkeeper Alliance become the very type of institution it professes to despise? It sure looks like it....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 08, 2011

Halloween no match for scary Texas summer

If you’re a kid in Texas and wanted to make a huge haul on Halloween, you dressed up as the weather phenomenon La Niña. Farmers and ranchers would....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 25, 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
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