Chip FloryHost of AgriTalk and Farm Journal Economist

Chip's hometown of Oxford Junction is in east-central Iowa. His family farm was a typical diversified farm with corn, soybeans, oats, alfalfa, a commercial cattle herd, a farrow-to-finish hog operation and sheep. Chip joined Pro Farmer in January 1988 as a floor reporter for Futures World News after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Ag Journalism. He spent 3 years in Chicago reporting from the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as Bureau Chief for FWN. Chip moved to the Pro Farmer headquarters in April 1991 where he started as Electronic

Chip's hometown of Oxford Junction is in east-central Iowa. His family farm was a typical diversified farm with corn, soybeans, oats, alfalfa, a commercial cattle herd, a farrow-to-finish hog operation and sheep. Chip joined Pro Farmer in January 1988 as a floor reporter for Futures World News after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Ag Journalism. He spent 3 years in Chicago reporting from the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as Bureau Chief for FWN. Chip moved to the Pro Farmer headquarters in April 1991 where he started as Electronic

Articles By Chip Flory

Chip Flory
Dec 05, 2019

Chip Flory: Develop a Marketing Plan for a FedEx World

There are many reasons to put up a grain bin. Flexibility in when and where grain is moved during harvest is a major consideration, as is time and labor management.

Chip Flory
Dec 04, 2019

Chip Flory: What We Know Now About 2019 Production

The demand side for beans faces major uncertainty.

Chip Flory
Nov 26, 2019

Chip Flory: Purpose-Driven Goal Setting

Purpose-Driven Goal Setting

Chip Flory
Oct 04, 2019

Opinion: Get the 'Get Big Or Get Out' Outta Here

Did USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue really tell dairy farmers to "get big or get out?" There's more to the story.

Chip Flory
Sep 18, 2019

Chip Flory: How to Manage Market Stress

You can overcome emotion in marketing; it just takes prep work and daily attention.

Chip Flory
Aug 13, 2019

Chip Flory: How to Guarantee a Win-Win

Buy a call in case prices rally; lock in price to minimize downside risk.

Chip Flory
Jun 21, 2019

Chip Flory: Stay Flexible This Summer

Take care to not let a midsummer price rally escape without cash sales.

Apr 18, 2019

Chip Flory: Fight the Fatigue

Market fatigue is dangerous. It’s a drain on attitudes, which can make you complacent—which can lead to mistakes. And with cash as tight as it is, marketing mistakes are magnified.

Mar 25, 2019

Chip Flory: Corn: Tight Margin of Error

Crop insurance first planting dates for corn are right around the corner and soon crop-watchers will form early season expectations of how 2019 corn yields will differ from trendline expectations.