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 30, 2011

Limited government will test our mettle as farmer-citizens

It’s looking more and more like dramatic changes in government farm programs are ahead....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 14, 2011

Cars will consume more corn this year than livestock and poultry

For the first time in history, more of the U.S. corn crop is expected to be consumed by automobiles this coming year than by livestock and poultry....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 25, 2011

New York City – 10 years later

An act of violence on a Tuesday morning nearly 10 years ago was meant to not only kill Americans and arrest our nation’s financial heartbeat, but....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 Jun 06, 2011

Three college profs raise bar on arrogance

Three Southern Illinois University professors have written a letter to President Obama asking him to leave the Birds Point Levee breach open, turning....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 11, 2011

World War II memorial ‘marks the price of freedom’

If you’ve never been to the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., you’re missing out....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 22, 2011

U. S. farmers need to make corn, not apologies

American corn farmers don't need to make apologies. They need to make corn....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 19, 2011

U.S. cotton industry – best imitated, not dismantled

Cotton production in the West African country of Burkina Faso is expected to significantly increase in 2011, thanks to technology from the United....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 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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