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 Sep 17, 2012

‘The Survivor Tree,’ like agriculture, embodies resilience

Eleven years ago this month, America absorbed a horrific blow from terrorism. But terrorists underestimated our resiliency....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 11, 2012

Cotton research and promotion – creating a better pencil

Most cotton producers know about the agronomic research carried out by Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton Research....More
in Farm Press Blog May 31, 2012

Social Security trust funds and Grandma’s bed

I’m old enough to remember the time when families simply didn’t need much help from Uncle Sam. My father had an unwritten rule. If something looked....More
in Farm Press Blog May 21, 2012

Waterkeeper Alliance – don’t ask, just litigate

When the Waterkeeper Alliance decides to make an example of you, they don’t let truth get in the way of their efforts. They take you to court and....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 22, 2012

Old computers hold more than digital memories

Every now and then, office closets must be cleared of stuff that either doesn’t work anymore or is close to achieving the status of artifact. This....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 14, 2012

Food safety – clear conscience for Japan’s rice producers

If a government agency had just approved one of your field crops during a safety inspection, but you still suspected that something was wrong, what....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 30, 2012

Opera star, farmer, innovator all rolled into one

Opera and farming are two callings rarely mentioned in the same breath. But there is a farmer in California who excels at them both. Zach Sheely is a....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 12, 2012

From telegraph to social media, we live to connect

The first text message was sent 157 years ago by Samuel F.B. Morse. We've come a long way since....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 12, 2012

Agriculture today – golden age or wishful thinking?

U.S. farmers enjoy their best run in decades thanks to high prices for many crops, livestock and farmland and strong global demand for corn used in....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 13, 2011

Agriculture takes on factory environmentalism

Has the Waterkeeper Alliance become the very type of institution it professes to despise? It sure looks like it....More
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