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.

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.
Next cotton update is Friday, Sept. 12
Get the latest on cotton prices and fundamentals from O.A. Cleveland every Friday, at 6 p.m.
Ag Market Network adds weekly cotton updates
Listen to live 5-minute updates on the cotton market every Friday, on the Ag Market Network website.
Fred Zaunbrecher – prepared for uncertain times 1
Rayne, La., rice producer Fred Zaunbrecher says his farm is prepared to meet the challenges of a scaled-back farm program, but wishes more could be done to resolve unfair trade practices that are undercutting U.S. markets.
Cotton prices close to finding a bottom?
Cotton prices have fallen a long way, but could be seeking a floor -- we hope.
U.S. corn and soybean crops continue historic march
The U.S. corn crop is marching toward another record, the second in a row.
New telephone option for Ag Market Network
Listeners now have the option to dial in for the Ag Market Networks monthly conference calls.
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