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John Phipps: Planting Speed is a Race Against Weather and Geography

Apr 30, 2019 by John Phipps
If it’s April it must be time to talk about planting speed. Indeed, many farmers are frustrated by the way corn traders seem to be ignoring the calendar. In turn, analysts and traders point out how fast modern equipment can get the seeds in the ground, so there is less to worry about as far as the date goes.
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John's World: Is the Trade War a "Voluntary Sacrifice" Or Not

Apr 02, 2019 by John Phipps
American consumers have enjoyed the significant benefit of much cheaper consumer goods, like textiles and electronics, raising the standard of living for virtually all Americans. Meanwhile, American commodities like grains and meats helped improve foreign diets with their quality and low cost.

John Phipps: Money is No Problem

Dec 18, 2018 by John Phipps
In our microeconomic climate of thin margins and often puzzlingly high land prices, having a clearer picture of the global wealth and who holds it can help explain, if not comfort.