By John Phipps

  • Perspective: Have Cake, Eat Cake, Bequeath Cake

    10/1/2014 2:43:00 AM
    All across America, middle-age citizens are struggling to come to grips with the American Retirement Crisis.
  • Perspective: We’ve Got Trouble in River City 9/3/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Farmers in the Mississippi River watershed have a big problem they are not discussing. I call it the “effluent in the room”: field nutrients causing the wonderfully named Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Perspective: A Lifelong Search for Enough 8/5/2014 9:47:00 PM
    In a recent study published in Psychological Science, researchers found evidence that high incomes instigate longer working hours, not the expected reverse.
  • The Growing Impact of Agri-Dystopia 4/1/2014 10:13:00 PM
    We might have been telling our story nonstop, but apparently not many were buying it. One of the more important and least understood reasons is how current dystopian views of the future bleed into ag—hence my term, “agri-dystopia.”
  • Back to School 4/1/2014 9:40:00 PM
    Since inexplicably being asked to host “U.S. Farm Report” in 2005, I have made the 3-hour-9-minute (not that I’m timing, of course) trek to South Bend, Ind., each week to record the show.
  • This Is Your Brain on $4 Corn 2/25/2014 7:13:00 PM
    Too often, people aren’t poor because they make bad decisions; they make bad decisions because they are poor, John Phipps explains.
  • Perspective: Lessons from Winners and Losers 1/29/2014 7:47:00 AM
    Much of our industry’s economic analysis is based on data from USDA or farm management associations. While this data is diligently collected, it could offer a misleading picture.