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.

Doubling of corn stocks won’t help prices this fall
If good weather produces another big corn crop, watch for falling prices.
Last year’s cotton crop longer, stronger, leafier
U.S. cotton producers grew a long and strong crop in 2013, but leaf grade fell significantly in some areas.
New cotton varieties take on stress, bugs and nematodes
Root knot nematodes may be shaking in their boots with the introduction of new root knot resistant cotton varieties this year.
Richard Kelley: Cotton needs an innovation infusion… and a rejuvenated U.S. textile industry
Will the Mid-South cotton industry recover its economic advantage by continuing to weather the storm? Or as west Tennessee cotton producer and ginner Richard Kelley suggests, by going on the offensive?
Day of reckoning nears for China’s cotton policy
Returns for cotton are looking better, but keep an eye on China's cotton policy.
Sticking every boll, timely rain equals 4.5 bales
What happens when you stick every cotton boll, and during the season there's plenty of sunshine AND just the right amount of rain? Eye-popping yields, that's what.
Risk Management Agency wants your input
The Risk Management Agency wants farmer input on the impact of irrigation on crop production.
Listen to national cover crops conference at six Arkansas locations
Get the latest information on how cover crops can positively impact your bottom line at six Arkansas listening sessions of the National Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference.
New crop cotton may offer best prices at planting
Because U.S. cotton supplies are expected to increase in 2014-15, market analysts believe the best time to price new crop cotton will be during planting season.
For U.S. cotton industry, it’s all about staying positive
Is the glass half-full or half empty for the future of U.S. cotton production?
Corn exports raised, world cotton production falls
Among the positives in USDA's latest assessment of the 2013-14 crop season, the highest average milling yield for U.S. rice in five years.
Plant bug continues reign as No. 1 cotton pest
Plant bug was the No. 1 cotton pest in 2013 -- it's no surprise.
Advice on cotton prices – don’t blink
Want to know when and how to make a move when cotton prices break higher? Get educated during a free Cotton Incorporated Seminar in Memphis.
Enlist technology moves forward in regulatory process.
A new technology that will make things tough for herbicide-tolerant weeds just got a little closer to the market.
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.
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