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.

John Owen – a southern farmer’s perspective on the new farm bill
Alto, La., rice producer John Owen talks about his role in shaping the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Policy change could trim Chinese cotton acres 1
The announcement of China's new target price subsidy is most important for what it doesn't say.
Richard Brock, David and Leah Carr
Corn, a classic collapsing market, Brock says
Farmers everywhere are reporting excellent corn crops this year. Could it drive average yield to record levels?
Steve Nipper demonstrates water infiltration, runoff under two tillage systems
Save fuel and water with soil health management plan 2
When it comes to reducing runoff and improving water infiltration, nothing beats no-till.
Experts peg U.S. cotton crop at 17.7 million bales
Rains in Texas have improved the Texas cotton crop and raising expectations for the size of the U.S. crop.
Sugarcane aphids on grain sorghum leaf
White sugarcane aphids, making a mess in milo
Mid-South grain sorghum facing messy new pest.
Jim Lingo – improving rice production
For producer Jim Lingo, rice production is all about finding ways to do it better.
Good morning! I'm here to scout your crop
The future of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture could be revolutionary. But for now, the technology is still a work in progress.
Corn producers urged to scout for Southern rust
Mid-South corn producers should be on the lookout for Southern rust, say Extension corn specialists.
USDA projects record U.S. soybean crop
Based on higher soybean acreage from June, USDA is projecting a record soybean crop this year.
The peanut genome – making a better peanut
A group of scientists representing nine countries have sequenced the peanut genome. What does that mean for peanut producers?
Fungicides, rotation and diversity keep peanut disease in check
For peanut producer Steve Seward, crop rotation, diversity and a strong fungicide program help keep disease in check and yields consistently high.
Wheat harvest – yields good, test weights down 2
While producers in the northern reaches of the Mid-South are cutting good wheat yields, there are numerous reports of low test weights.
Record soybean acres planted this spring, USDA says
U.S. farmers planted record soybean acres in 2014, and increased rice and cotton plantings too.
Managing Glyphosate Resistant Weeds in Cotton 
Get the latest breakthroughs and tips on weed control for crop producers. With increasing weed resistance across the board, post-emergent weed control is even more important.
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