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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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Jun 29, 2020

John Phipps: COVID-19 Is Taking a Big Bite Out of Sugar Demand

Sugar demand is dropping for the first time in four decades. John Phipps explains why, and talks about the implications, in John's World.

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Jun 22, 2020

John Phipps: Why The U.S. May Be Experiencing a Yogi Berra Recession

As the economy shows signs of at least bottoming, predictions about a recovery are everywhere. John Phipps says his own planning is based on timeless advice from New York Yankee catcher and manager Yogi Berra.

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Jun 15, 2020

John Phipps: Does the U.S. Need to Depend on China?

John Phipps answers a viewer's question about the United States' reliance on China for some goods, including pharmaceuticals.

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Jun 08, 2020

John Phipps: COVD-19 Is Painful for Pork Producers With No Easy Fix

Destroying livestock and milk may be literally inconceivable for many consumers, but it’s painful for producers, too. John Phipps explains in Customer Support.

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Jun 05, 2020

John Phipps: The Current Crisis for Pork Producers is Unlike the 1990s

John Phipps thinks the current hog market is almost impossible to describe. He explains why the issue is so complex and how the industry may cope with the evolving challenges.

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Jun 02, 2020

John Phipps: Is the Meat Processing Bottleneck Just a U.S. Problem?

There have been COVID related problems in Europe, notably in western Germany and Ireland, but the numbers of workers ill were much smaller.

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Jun 01, 2020

John Phipps: Colleges In Crisis, A Troubling Reality for Rural Areas

John Phipps thinks colleges are in crisis, calling it not only deeply troubling for the educational system, but also for the rural areas that have been anchored economically by higher education dollars.

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May 26, 2020

John Phipps: Reflect and Remember This Memorial Day

John Phipps has a message for the 2020 Memorial Day, with hope that reminiscing adds respite and gratitude.

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May 18, 2020

John Phipps: The Mystery of the U.S. Economy

John Phipps can't wrap his mind around is how the U.S. can run multi-trillion-dollar annual deficits without rampant inflation and interest rates. He explains in John's World.