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.
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.
Does the government make any money on crop insurance? That's a viewer's question during Customer Support. John breaks down is explanation.
Apparently, owning things you never use, see or can identify the purpose of is now déclassée, which is a French word for uncool.
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.
My free-trade, anti-subsidy, professional accountability and egalitarian stands have previously been tolerated with genial indifference, but border on unpatriotic on the current Farm Bureau political spectrum.
My point is while many lives like mine seem mundane and unremarkable from a distance, up close they are positively numbing.
Jan. 1 is an arbitrary date. You would think the early calendarologists would have made the first of the year coincide with some regular astronomical event such as the winter solstice just to give it reality—whoa, not much sunlight today, must be the end of the year!