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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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Aug 26, 2019

John Phipps: Coping with Crop Reports and the Stages of Grief

John Phipps says the recent pattern of coping with crop reports resembles the famous Kubler Ross Stages of Grieving. Beginning with denial, we work our way through anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance.
Trade War
Aug 05, 2019

John Phipps: Tackling IP Rights, Technology Transfer Issues with China

John Phipps says a strong case can be made that tariffs have made issues with IP rights and technology transfers worse for the U.S. He explains in Customer Support.
Tyson Foods All Natural Chicken
Aug 05, 2019

John Phipps: Why Chicken's New Slogan Should be "The Other Dark Meat"

John Phipps says there's a shift in consumer preference when it comes to poultry. More prefer dark meat versus white meat. He explains in John's World.
Sunset over soybean field
Aug 02, 2019

John Phipps: The Last Farmer’s Last Duty

Like the final captain, the duty of closure rightly falls to the last farmer.
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Jul 31, 2019

John Phipps: Do Manufacturing Job Gains Trump Trade War Losses?

While some data points to a dramatic decline in the trade deficit, other data tells the opposite story. John Phipps breaks down the discrepancy in John's World.
John Phipps
Jul 31, 2019

John Phipps: The Power of a Pollinator Plot

It's been almost exactly 2 years since my first report on my pollinator plot. I was not exactly optimistic it would amount to much in the beginning. Thanks to experts and friends, things have gotten better.
Trade tension
Jul 23, 2019

John Phipps: Why The Current Grade Card on Trade Policy is "F"

John Phipps thinks the balance of trade, especially with single countries, is a poor indicator of economic performance.He explains what grade he gives the current trade policy in this week's Customer Support.
Jul 22, 2019

John Phipps: Why Now Is the Time to Sit Down With Your Ag Lender

While it's difficult to gauge the health of the farm economy, John Phipps says now is the time to sit down at the computer and enter yields and prices and costs to get a peek at a possible future.
John Phipps
Jul 15, 2019

John Phipps: A New Technique For Double Planting

Clearly, value-added production is not entirely a modern invention. Studying historical planting methods could boost our satisfaction yields and diversify our chances of happiness.