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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

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.

John Phipps
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.

John Phipps
Dec 16, 2019

John Phipps: The Impact December 1, 1969 Had on Me and the Country

John Phipps says while his military service long ago was legally imposed on him, not only does he not resent it, he thinks mandatory service was a very positive influence in his life. He explains in John's World.

John Phipps
Dec 09, 2019

John Phipps: A Few of My Favorite Things

I’m not sure when it happened, but the song “My Favorite Things” has wormed its way into traditional Christmas music.

John Phipps
Dec 09, 2019

John Phipps: Internet's Impact on GDP

The Internet has introduced new less detectable additions to our life satisfaction. John Phipps explains in John's World.

Dec 09, 2019

John Phipps: USDA's Flawed Execution of ERS Move to Kansas City

John Phipps says the ERS move is one of many examples, and one that we will have to repair bit by bit over the coming years. He explains by answering a viewer's question in Customer Support.