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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

John Phipps
Nov 15, 2019

John Phipps: Econ 101 is Broken

It was elegant in its simplicity. The graceful curves, the sturdy crossed supply and demand lines, and the intuitively believable narratives.
Share of Food Dollar
Nov 11, 2019

John Phipps: Farmers' Share of Food Dollar Isn't Easily Portrayed

The conversation surrounding the farmers' share of the food dollar can spark emotions of unfairness, but John Phipps thinks those type of attitudes are mistaken. He explains why in John's World.
John Phipps
Nov 11, 2019

John Phipps: Everybody Back in the Pool!

John Phipps: Everybody Back in the Pool!
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Nov 05, 2019

John Phipps: Could Negative Interest Rates Be a Reality for Farmers?

While farmers hear the term "negative interest rates" and dream of being paid to borrow money, the impact is already becoming real for many investors and savers. John Phipps explains in John's World.
USDA
Nov 05, 2019

John Phipps: Is the ERS Move to Kansas City a Smart Decision?

USDA announced last week its new location will be in Kansas City, Mo. So, is the move justified? John Phipps talks about it in John's World.
Blender Pump
Oct 29, 2019

John Phipps: Why the Current Ethanol Debate Could Be Trivial By 2023

John Phipps says because the biofuels market was created by politics it is constantly subject to politics, and the debate may be just getting started. He explains why in John's World this week.
Rainbow
Oct 21, 2019

John Phipps: Rainy Day Syndrome Taking Over Farms Across the Country

Rainy-day Syndrome is something John Phipps says many farmers can relate: persistently postponing indoor or non-harvest related work – like catching up the books – until you are forced out of the field.
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Oct 15, 2019

John Phipps: Cool Whip and CAFOs

John Phipps: My own hunch is aversion to meat derives from another more obvious source: CAFOs.
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Oct 14, 2019

John Phipps: Not All Small Farms are Doomed

Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue ruffled some farmer feathers this week with a remark about the future of small dairies. John Phipps provides his take in John's World.