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 by Elton Robinson
Weather market in cotton – could be a volatile ride
Cotton is truly a weather market, so expect volatility until the effects of a possible El Nino and dry weather in Texas are known.
Rice planting in Mid-South.
Rice planting in the Mid-South moving ‘in slow motion’
Mid-South rice planting moved at a snail's pace in March and early April, but warm weather could move things along.
How will delayed spring affect final corn acres?
Prospects for an early-planted U.S. corn crop are fading quickly and the extended outlook is for more cold, wet weather in the Midwest, but it’s still too early to suggest significant shifting from corn to soybeans, according to grain analyst Mike Krueger of The Money Farm.
Less corn, more cotton, soybeans - USDA report
U.S. farmers will plant fewer acres of corn in 2014 and more acres of cotton and soybeans, according to USDA’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report. The acreage estimates are based on surveys of 84,000 farmers during the first two weeks of March.
Corn planting in Mid-South
Cold, wet March slows corn planting in the Mid-South
A cold, wet planting season for corn could impact final acres in the Mid-South.
Net farm income expected to decline - FAPRI
Net U.S. farm income is expected to decline by 24 percent in 2014, or $30 billion, from the 2013 record of $130.5 billion, and prices for most crops are likely to remain below recent peaks for the next 10 years, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute’s projections for agricultural and biofuel markets.
Cotton Production Tips: Planting, Protecting and Scouting 
Plant when conditions are right, protect the plant and scout early and often
Cotton Production Tips: Variety & Seed 
Choose cotton varieties wisely, plant quality seed.
Cotton Production Tips: Seedbeed Preparation 
Before you plant cotton, start clean, be patient and think precision, not speed.
Cotton Production Tips: Get a good start to growing cotton 
The first 40 days after planting can set the foundation for a profitable cotton crop.
Brazil major export competitor, but suffering growing pains

While Brazil continue to be one of the largest export competitors for the United States, it faces a number of tough challenges including transportation distances and rising fuel costs, according to a Rabobank report on Brazil’s agribusiness outlook for 2014.

New crop cotton – getting past the 80-cent wall
Old crop cotton bullish, new crop, not so much.
2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
Comment period ends for Enlist, Xtend next
A comment period on a draft environmental impact statement on Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist technology closed in March with more than 15,000 signatures in support of the technology, according to the company.
More medium-grain rice in Delta because of West water shortage?
With water concerns in the Far West, could Delta farmers be planting more medium-grain rice this year?
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