Elton Robinson

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.

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Water efficiency in cotton: researchers step up focus
Drought in the West, unsustainable depletion of aquifers in the Mid-South and Southeast, conflicts over access to water across the Cotton Belt, and rainfall that never seems to fall when it’s needed have prompted researchers to step up their efforts to maximize water use efficiency (WUE) in cotton.
Crawfish boil brings congressional leaders and staffers 'to the table'
Washington D.C. congressional leaders and their staff got a taste of Louisiana cooking at the 2015 Crawfish Boil on the Hill, held in the Longworth Building cafeteria. The annual event has been held for 18 years.
Corn acres drop 2 percent, sorghum soars 11 percent
According to USDA's March 31 Prospective Plantings report, grain sorghum acres could soar in some states in 2015.
2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
Corn harvest
Corn use for ethanol declines, feed use rises
Corn used for ethanol is down, this month due mainly to higher conversion rate than previously assumed, according to USDA.
Cotton seed companies roll out new varieties for 2015
The 2015 lineup of new cotton varieties includes a number of new technologies to help growers manage resistant weeds.
USDA raises U.S. cotton export forecast based on recent surge
In January and February, U.S. cotton exports exceeded 400,000 bales for several consecutive weeks, pushing USDA to revise its annual estimate.
Mills' need for quality keeps U.S. cotton moving
U.S. cotton exports have increased in recent weeks due to demand in foreign mills for low-contaminant, high quality cotton, which is in short supply.
Arkansas agriculture legend Hal Lewis passes away
Hal Lewis was a widely respected scientist and cotton breeder, but his heart was in the soil.
Greg Lyerly
Greg Lyerly: Precision application for nematode control in cotton
Developments in recent years could make fighting root knot nematodes a lot easier — and less costly — for Greg Lyerly, who farms 1,100 acres of cotton, 800 acres of corn, 1,000 acres of soybeans and 300 acres of wheat near Leachville, Ark.
Corn harvest
Find out what's next for corn and soybean markets?
What's new for 2015 in grain markets, technology and marketing strategies? Brock seminar can help you decide.
Low cotton prices expected to persist
For the first time in five seasons, world cotton consumption is expected to surpass cotton production, but low prices will likely persist.
Cotton exports exceed 400,000 bales for 3rd straight week
For three straight weeks, cotton exports have exceeded 400,000 bales, indicating excellent mill buying at current prices. Listen live every Thursday for the Ag Market Network's export update at agmarketnetwork.net.
Cotton analysts, hedging experts hold free seminar in Memphis Feb. 10
Cotton Incorporated to hold risk management seminar in Memphis, Feb. 10.
Pat McClatchy discusses last week's ag export numbers
Export numbers as of Jan. 15 are bullish for cotton.
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