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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
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.
Chip Flory
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.
Chip Flory
Mar 19, 2019

Chip Flory: Six Months In …

It’s been one of the most disruptive first halves of a marketing year in memory, so even if you think you’ve learned something, think again and question that thought.
Chip Flory
Mar 04, 2019

Chip Flory: Make the Market Prove It

As 2019 started, many corn and soybean market-watchers were convinced the markets would be forced to give growers a financial reason to increase corn plantings.
Chip Flory
Feb 26, 2019

Chip Flory: An Empty Pipeline

As Farm Journal Economist and host of the “AgriTalk” radio program, Chip Flory helps farmers understand the markets and seize opportunities.
Chip Flory
Jan 17, 2019

Chip Flory: Do “What Ifs” Matter?

On “AgriTalk” I’ve developed a habit of asking guest analysts, “Does it matter?” when talking about potential changes in grain, oilseed and meat supply and use.
Chip Flory
Nov 08, 2018

Chip Flory: Bin It But Don’t Forget It

From Extension economists to brokers to lead analysts at small and large brokerage firms, many had the same advice for unpriced soybeans when combines hit the field: Put it in the bin ...
Chip Flory
Oct 31, 2018

Chip Flory: Markets Down Not Out

Beaten down markets do eventually recover—it just takes time. Normally, the trigger is a sudden realization that demand for low-priced commodities is much better than anticipated.