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John Phipps is a farmer from Chrisman, Ill., who writes humor and commentary pieces in his columns, which appear regularly in Farm Journal and Top Producer. He is the TV host of "U.S. Farm Report."
Contact him at [email protected].
For local station listings, go to www.USFarmReport.com.

John Phipps is a farmer from Chrisman, Ill., who writes humor and commentary pieces in his columns, which appear regularly in Farm Journal and Top Producer. He is the TV host of "U.S. Farm Report."
Contact him at [email protected].
For local station listings, go to www.USFarmReport.com.

Articles By John Phipps

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Jan 20, 2020

John Phipps: Fieldwork in January Just Doesn't Feel Right

Fieldwork in January isn't normal in Illinois, but John Phipps says this year, the ground is prime right now for fieldwork. However, fieldwork in January just doesn't feel right to John. He explains in John's World.

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Jan 13, 2020

John Phipps: Is Legislation Surrounding Factory Farms Justified?

States are passing legislation around factory farming. John gives his thoughts on if the recently passed pieces of legislation are justified.

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Jan 13, 2020

John Phipps: Australia's Wildfires and the Impact on Agriculture

As wildfires in Australia continue to rage, it's having a major impact on agriculture. John Phipps explains in John's World.

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Jan 06, 2020

John Phipps: Are Economics Driving the Future of Family Farms?

It's not just the size of a family farms that are changing. John Phipps answers a U.S. Farm Report's viewer about the future of family farms and why the answer is very complex.

Farm Bill
Jan 06, 2020

John Phipps: Why There's So Little Talk About the Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill isn't receiving a lot of attention. John Phipps explains why in John's World.

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Dec 30, 2019

John Phipps: Triage, Not Restoration

Growing inequalities in living standards for rural and urban America have prompted numerous outcries for policies that will somehow bring rural America to a better place.

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Dec 24, 2019

John Phipps: Holding On To Christmas Traditions? Okay, Boomer

New traditions aren't a bad thing. John Phipps has a message for Boomers who aren't willing to let go of some traditions of the past.

USMCA
Dec 23, 2019

John Phipps: Why USMCA is Better Than No NAFTA

John Phipps says the one thing worthy of notice for the bulk of US ag is approval of USMCA neutralizes the significant damage that withdrawal from NAFTA would have caused.

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Dec 16, 2019

John Phipps: NAFTA Vs. USMCA By the Numbers

USMCA looks to be close to the finish line, but what does it mean for agriculture? John Phipps breaks down NAFTA vs USCMA in a side-by-side comparison.