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 May 13, 2013

More words on food labels – for the sake of fear or fact

Organic agriculture has started another push to label food products containing GMOs. Maybe organic foods should be held to a higher standard as well....More
in Farm Press Blog May 06, 2013

Labor on an organic farm – harmony or harm

Patrons of organic production stress the importance of environmentalism and animal rights in agricultural practices. But are they as concerned about....More
in Farm Press Blog May 01, 2013

Cotton’s biggest fan – human skin

Consumers aren’t exactly happy with the substitution away from cotton toward synthetic fibers. Now it’s up to retailers to figure out what they want....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 15, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

Increased urea production capacity could soon lead to a buyer's market for nitrogen, according to a study by Rabobank....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 01, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. How?....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 27, 2013

Which way to go – sequestration or tax the rich?

I long for the fiscal cliff. I really do. It made for great political discourse and was a superb sound bite. And there was the perceptible fear that....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 11, 2013

U.S. rice trade with Cuba entangled with jailed American

Exporting U.S. rice to Cuba just can’t seem to get going. After importing U.S. rice in record numbers a few years back, Cuba’s imports of U.S. rice....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 04, 2013

Will a third party move America’s politics beyond myopia?

After Washington, D.C., political observer Jim Wiesemeyer, of Informa Economics, finished his prepared remarks at the National Alliance of....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 31, 2013

Organic production and the labor problem

Organic farming is often touted as the one and only sustainable system for crop production, but do we really want to de-evolve technologically?....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 22, 2013

Chalk one up for the Hudson family farm

Waterkeepers and its benefactors need to learn that filing frivolous lawsuits in an effort to bankrupt family farms can be a swift-running current....More
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