Elton Robinson

Editor, 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.

Posts by Elton Robinson

in Farm Press Blog Mar 27, 2014

World celebrates family farms in 2014

Declaring 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming was a great idea, but missing an important factor....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 25, 2014

U.S. crop subsidies a fraction of what some countries pay

Think the United States pays out big ag subsidies? Take a look at these countries....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 17, 2014

Gin Show – plenty of big wheels, puppy giveaways and optimism

Reflections on the gin show -- cotton, corn, puppies and other cool stuff....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 11, 2014

Good weed control causing monarch declines?

Danged if you do a good job of weed control and danged if you don't....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 10, 2014

‘Cut and paste’ comments not a service to family farms

New herbicide-resistant soybean, corn and cotton technology would help farmers do a better job of controlling pests and managing resistance, but....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 07, 2014

Cheerios on GMOs – give them a big round zero

Actually, every living thing has been genetically modified over the years, even the oats in Cheerios....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 06, 2014

GMO labeling initiatives rise from fear

A food label is not the place to wage philosophical battles against modern production methods....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 12, 2014

Gentlemen farmers find the going a little rough

Modern reincarnations of the "gentleman farmer" try their hand at organic production, and find the going a lot tougher than they imagined....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 28, 2014

Honey bees – will concern over health sting crop production?

Is honey bee health a real concern, or is it being blown out of proportion? The answer to both is yes....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 10, 2014

Another year, but not just another Beltwide

Freezing weather didn't keep attendees from the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conference, which was scaled down, but still chocked full of information....More
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