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 Jan 16, 2013

Consumer Reports arsenic alarm still having an impact

The U.S. rice industry responded quickly to a Consumer Reports article on arsenic in rice, providing balance and accuracy to what was an ill-....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 07, 2013

Proposition 37 proponents feeling their oats

You have to give the Prop 37 protestors credit, they’re creative and opportunistic when it comes to getting their message out. But 99 percent of them....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 01, 2013

Not all is doom and gloom this holiday season

The future will be more about bushels than acres. If your goal is to increase production, consider that the cost of improving an acre to increase....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 07, 2012

Predicting the future – hits and misses

In 2006, USDA's Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture forecast that over the next decade China and India would be key....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 06, 2012

Move agriculture to the big city and save the planet

The idea of buying farm produce locally has spawned a number of far out ideas over the years. But one I read recently – moving agriculture into....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 03, 2012

U.S. agriculture needs a transfusion of youth

With so many farmers nearing retirement, the question looms, who will farm this land in 2025, a scant 13 years from now? The challenge of replacing....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 29, 2012

Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ 50 years later

To make Silent Spring a best seller, Rachel Carson needed something sinister. So she hinted strongly at potential links between pesticides and cancer....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 27, 2012

Proposition 37 – gone, but probably not forgotten

The organic trade industry insisted that Proposition 37 was strictly a means to provide consumers with the right to know what’s in the products they....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 25, 2012

Consumer Reports’ Boogeyman of the Month

A new Consumer Reports study says levels of arsenic is rice are "worrisome." But their findings seem a bit premature at best....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 24, 2012

Honey bees – take a walk on the light side

Some want to blame pesticides for the decline in the health of honeybees and other pollinators. But those close to the issue know it's due to an....More
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