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Betsy JibbenNational Reporter

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Articles By Betsy Jibben

Aug 16, 2019

All Eyes on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Next Week

The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour will be the first large effort to gather objective yield data in the field for August. That means scouts will be in the field taking samples on the yield potential.
Aug 15, 2019

President Scoffs At U.S. Wheat Exports To Japan, Growers React

President Trump talked about the need to shrink the trade deficit with Japan during a rally this week. The President compared auto trade to wheat in his comments at the rally. Wheat Growers are not too happy about it.
Aug 14, 2019

Could There Really Be 101 Million Corn Acres Intended For This Year?

USDA says the area planted for corn is 90 million acres. FSA says prevent plant acres are roughly 11 million for corn. Add the numbers and the industry questions whether farmers intended to plant 101 million corn acres.
Aug 13, 2019

Farmers, Analysts React To Crop Production Report From IN State Fair

Farmers and Ag. Analysts react to the Crop Production report released on Monday. We have a report from the Indiana State Fair.
Aug 11, 2019

California Sweet Potato Condition Update

AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben takes us near Bakersfield, California for a look at the sweet potato condition.
Aug 09, 2019

NASS Head Shares How Division Will Calculate August Report This Year

NASS is making some changes to the Crop Production report. They are resurveying, FSA certified acreage, satellite data and changes to objective yield data. AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben sat down with Lance Hoing.
Aug 09, 2019

Behind Closed Doors: A Look At USDA’s Lock Up Area

AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben has an exclusive look at what that lock-up looks like in Washington D.C. behind closed doors. She talks with Lance Honig, the Chief of Crops Branch with NASS.
Aug 05, 2019

Tiff With China Continues, How Are Other Trade Deals Moving Along?

However, has there been any progress on other trade deals? With the markets swinging up and down during Monday's trading session, what is happening? AgDay and U.S. Farm Report reporter Betsy Jibben has the story.
Aug 05, 2019

Tariff Tension Continues With China, Markets Spiral Downward

Investors, bankers and farmers are seeing what the start of a new week brings. Both crop and livestock markets falling in the red early during Monday morning’s session. AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben reports.