Recent Stories by John Phipps
Mar 20, 2019 by John Phipps
John Phipps gives his thoughts on the recent beer debate and the bigger issues, including the declining beer consumption and fewer beer drinkers.
Jan 28, 2019 by John Phipps
Recently researchers at the University of Illinois announced what is a startling breakthrough in bioengineering. The best way to explain it is they hacked photosynthesis, and the impact on agriculture could be big.
Jan 15, 2019 by John Phipps
Pew Research asked a question about genetically. modified foods and the impact on one's health. The answers reveal a disturbing trend that John Phipps points out in this week's John's World.
Dec 17, 2018 by John Phipps
It been a while since John Phipps' Tariff 101 series, so he thinks this might be a good time to look at what we have learned from trade data gathered from tariff actions.
Nov 19, 2018 by John Phipps
John Phipps is an advocate for the US to join the rest of the world in the metric system. He explains in this week's John's World.
Nov 13, 2018 by John Phipps
John Phipps answers a U.S. Farm Report viewer's question about the tariff aid payments and if the payments are causing a widening of basis, ultimately helping grain elevators.
Nov 12, 2018 by John Phipps
John Phipps knows what it's like to cross the finish line of harvest. From fatigue to a growing appetite, he reflects on another harvest in the books.
Oct 29, 2018 by John Phipps
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, the winner of the runoff, promises to drastically roll back environmental regulations for agriculture, including speeding up deforestation, converting forests into range and cropland.
Oct 15, 2018 by John Phipps
In Customer Support, John addresses the emergence of electric cars into the market is indeed a negative factor for all fossil fuels and ethanol. But the big question is how fast and far will this trend develop.
Sep 07, 2018 by John Phipps
In late August, (USDA) released details of rumored payments to farmers to offset market losses from the various trade wars currently underway. The payments are based on actual 2018 production, but only half, 50%.
Jul 10, 2018 by John Phipps
The author's more lasting achievement may be his effective example of how to communicate the fruits of Big Data to a population largely allergic to statistics.