Recent Stories by John Phipps
Nov 11, 2019 by John Phipps
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.
Oct 29, 2019 by John Phipps
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.
Oct 21, 2019 by John Phipps
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.
Oct 01, 2019 by John Phipps
The acreage debate continues to surface, but John Phipps thinks there are larger issues at play. He explains in John's World.
Sep 30, 2019 by John Phipps
The audacious move assuming another significant MFP boost to farm income from the US Treasury in '20, and add it onto our rent bid to grow our acres. But what if the lease is a multi-year contract? John Phipps explains.
Sep 23, 2019 by John Phipps
John Phipps looks into state Extensions, and what it will take to not only survive, but for those groups to stay relevant in the evolving state of agriculture.
Jul 22, 2019 by John Phipps
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.
Jul 09, 2019 by John Phipps
A U.S. Farm Report viewer wants to know if all the flooding this year is caused by more tiling in fields. John Phipps answers in Customer Support.
Jul 07, 2019 by John Phipps
Weather forecasts are becoming more accurate. John Phipps says 5-7 day forecasts are much more precise than just a few years ago. However, there's a bigger revelation when it comes to weather.
Jul 04, 2019 by John Phipps
Recent adjustments to crop insurance could make decisions this year even more difficult. John Phipps explains in Customer Support.
Jul 03, 2019 by John Phipps
Many gardens are thriving with all the rain, which prompted John Phipps to give a much needed reminder this summer as fields are sprayed for weeds.
Jun 25, 2019 by John Phipps
A U.S. Farm Report viewer wonders why there's not much talk in the news about an early frost's impact on the late-planted crop. John Phipps answers in Customer Support.
May 13, 2019 by John Phipps
John Phipps says his family is now pushing toward our latest start ever for planting. The record was May 21. As much of the country deals with more rain, John Phipps has suggestions on how to pass the time.
May 07, 2019 by John Phipps
Bankruptcies are a lagging indicator with a long delay, so by the time we see any sharp change, the economic conditions could be obvious or completely different. John Phipps shares the indicators he watches.