Betsy JibbenNational Reporter

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Articles By Betsy Jibben

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Apr 02, 2020

I-80 Planting Tour: Homeschool Becomes New Normal During Plant Prep

School time now comes with some shop time for Indiana farmer Charlie Houin and his sons. While great-grandma, grandma and grandpa help homeschool due to the COVID-19, Houin works to get equipment ready for planting.

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Mar 30, 2020

U.S. Hog Herd Continues to Climb

The hog herd is expanding. That’s according to the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Numbers are increasing in all categories compared to one year ago. How expansion continues amid COVID-19 is anyone’s guess.

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Mar 30, 2020

U.S. Hog Herd Continues to Climb

The hog herd is expanding. That’s according to the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Numbers are increasing in all categories compared to one year ago. How expansion continues amid COVID-19 is anyone’s guess.

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Mar 26, 2020

Rising Demand Supports Wheat Market

The coronavirus is having a ripple effect on commodities since the outbreak hit U.S. shores. Grocery stores shelves are in a constant flux. Many bare or picked over as consumers return to eating at home.

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Mar 26, 2020

1 Million Acres in California Could Be Fallow Due to Water Rule

California growers, who have faced water and drought problems in the past, say there’s a bigger scare ahead of them, which could potentially jeopardize production and leave more than 1 million acres fallow.

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Mar 23, 2020

Will Immigrant Ag Workers Be Allowed in the U.S.?

The Department of Homeland Security assures there won’t be trade interruptions with Mexico — posting on social media that essential commercial activity will not be impacted.

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Mar 17, 2020

AgDay Weather: Expect Precipitation

Areas of the U.S. will see some precipitation by mid-week. Watch more during the AgDay weather segment.

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Mar 17, 2020

Is a Recession Upon Us?

Some economists say the probability of a recession has increased dramatically in the last three to four weeks.

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Mar 16, 2020

Fed’s Announcement Not Showing Much Impact to Livestock Markets

Fears of the coronavirus continue to haunt the stock market despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to calm it. Live cattle prices have dropped to numbers producers and traders haven’t seen in nearly a decade.