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.

Articles by Elton Robinson
Ellington Massey and his son, Turner
For the Masseys: Four practices that bump yields, profits
Ellington Massey and his son, Turner, rely on four things to produce good corn yields and healthy profit margins — precise planting, fertility, irrigation and grain bins. For the Masseys, who grow corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and sesame near Rudyard, Miss., precision planting begins each fall by making sure they have a consistent planting surface for both seed and implements.
ARKANSAS producer Jesse Flye
Yield or weed control: What’s the trade-off?
With the threat of a major glyphosate-resistant pigweed infestation lurking around the next corner, many anxious farmers are asking themselves, “How much yield can I sacrifice for better weed control?”
China's conundrum, buying high, selling low
China wants to work down its cotton stocks. How it will proceed is anyone's guess.
Will 2013 marketing strategies work in 2014?
Get caught up on the latest in farmland values, commodity prices, marketing and the farm bill, while enjoying a taste of the Big Easy.
Corn crop shrinks a little, rice and beans grow
The U.S. soybean, rice and cotton crops are projected larger in USDA's January crop production reports.
Kenneth Hood wins Delta States High Cotton award
Kenneth Hood is the 2014 High Cotton Award winner from the Delta States.
How Hollandale producer grew a near-perfect bale of cotton
A Hollandale, Miss., producer grew a near perfect bale of cotton. See how.
Beware the downside in the cotton market
Tight supplies are pushing cotton prices higher, but the downside is the market's biggest risk.
What concerns rice producers -- policy, prices and costs
Last season was a good one for most U.S. rice producers, but they face much uncertainty headed into 2014.
USDA estimates more broken records for rice
The rice industry broke a number of records in 2013, according to USDA crop estimates.
USDA estimating record global rice and soybean crops
According to USDA, the world produced record rice and soybean crops in 2013-14.
Cotton acres -- keeping the crop in the mix
Transgenic seed too costly -- this producer went conventional.
Resistant pigweed and thrips -- a connection?
Are pre-emerges slowing down cotton?
Cotton prices fall, but demand still strong
Where are cotton prices headed? Experts opine.
What's a home run in cotton -- how about a 5-baler?
Want to see what 5-bale cotton looks like? Look inside.
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