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.

As corn prices head downward, producers find it’s important not to skimp on inputs
As harvest season for the Mid-South corn crop was approaching, Mercer, Tenn., farmer Brad Tinsley was cautiously optimistic about yield potential.
USDA lowers estimate of U.S. cotton crop by 475,000 bales
USDA lowered its estimate of the U.S. cotton crop by nearly a half-million bales due to losses in the Texas crop.
Thanksgiving — a blessing for the American farmer
Farmers provide Americans with one of its greatest freedoms, the freedom from want. Happy Thanksgiving!
Cotton varieties perform despite extremes 1
The 2014 cotton production season wasn't the best, but cotton varieties performed consistently despite the stresses.
Corn crop shrinks a bit, but still a record
Estimated U.S. corn production is down slightly this month, but records are still expected to be broken for corn and soybeans in both yield and production.
Cotton producers need sunny weather to finish harvest
The 2014 cotton crop was late getting started, and harvest has been delayed due to severe weather. But with open weather over the next few weeks, producers should be able to wrap up picking quickly.
Artificial tightness holding up cotton prices for now
Short-term, there is some artificial tightness in the cotton market, according to Jarral Neeper, president, Calcot, Ltd., Bakersfield, Calif. But by the end of the year, the large supply could again be looming.
Big corn and soybean crops get bigger
The home run hit by corn and soybean producers this year is illustrated by record U.S. yield and production forecasts by USDA.
World cotton subsidies estimated at $6.5 billion last year
Ten countries spent $6.5 billion in subsidies for cotton producers last year, according to a report from the International Cotton Advisory Committee.
Next cotton update is Friday, Sept. 19
Get the latest on cotton prices and fundamentals from O.A. Cleveland every Friday, at 6 p.m.
Open cotton boll
Demand for high quality propping up cotton prices
With the huge glut of cotton in the world, fundamentals suggest lower prices. But the scarcity of high quality cotton is propping up prices.
USDA forecast for corn yield – 172 bushels
Records likely to be broken in yield and production for corn/beans.
Jimmy Hoppe’s farm truck now pulling camper and kayaks
After 50 years of rice farming, Jimmy Hoppe retired in 2012, but still runs a specialty rice package business.
Next Ag Market Network Conference call is Sept. 12
Get the latest news behind the news on the Ag Market Network's Sept. 12 conference call.
Cover crops conference slated for Oct. 28-29
Thinking about planting a cover crop? Get plenty of advice from farmers and other experts at an upcoming cover crops conference.
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