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.

Cotton prices remain in a tight trading range
The world needs to produce less cotton and consume more. Will that happen in 2015-16?
U.S. corn crop is a record 14.2 billion bushels
Quite a production year: Record breaking production and yield for corn, record production, yield and acres for soybeans.
After bull ride, what’s next for corn and soybeans?
A symposium in sunny Destin, Fla., is just the place to discover the latest trends in the commodity markets, what's up with weather and land values.
Cotton prices higher on latest export numbers
Weekly export wrap from Pat McClatchy, with the Ag Market Network
Weekly grain and cotton export report from Pat McClatchy
Watch Pat McClatchy's weekly export report
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.
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