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 Nov 21, 2011

DeMint’s amendment to repeal check-offs – is he serious?

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint entered an amendment to Congress to terminate 20 commodity check-off programs. Is he serious? Apparently so....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 09, 2011

U.S. agriculture needs an infusion of young farmers

The average age of the U.S. farmer continues to rise, which begs the question, "How does we encourage more young people to enter the profession?"....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 25, 2011

Foundation doesn’t mind exploiting cantaloupe tragedy

The Weston A. Price Foundation apparently has no qualms about exploiting calamity either. They don’t even need the facts to put out a news release –....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 30, 2011

It’s been a record year for broken records

This summer, thousands of heat records were broken at individual U.S. weather stations in June, July and August, according to the National Oceanic....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 23, 2011

West coast lifeguard – not a bad gig, and free sunglasses too

Trade in your tractor cab for an ivory tower by the beach. It's a lot less stressful, and it pays good too....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 01, 2010

Physical cotton prices exceed $1.50

Who knows when this wild cotton ride will end. In the meantime, these are exciting times for those still selling cotton....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 16, 2010

Physical cotton prices exceed $1.50

Who knows when this wild cotton ride will end? In the meantime, these are exciting times for those still selling cotton....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 04, 2010

E-15 ruling – a sow’s ear to a silk purse?

The Renewable Fuels Association is trying to say positive, noting that the EPA waiver is a step in the right direction. But the ruling is still one....More
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