Betsy JibbenNational Reporter



Articles By Betsy Jibben

Jan 24, 2020

1973 Is the Wettest Year On Record, What Happened In 1974?

NOAA shows 2019 was the second wettest year on record for the United States, behind 1973 by less than an inch. It makes people wonder what happened the year after and if there's a trend in 2020.

Jan 20, 2020

Thousands of Corn Acres Left To Harvest In North Dakota

The weather continues to be a focus in the Northern Plains. Farmers in North Dakota saw dangerously low temperatures over the weekend. It’s one problem after the next as the state’s farmers still try to harvest corn.

Jan 10, 2020

2019 Losses from 3 Major River Flooding Events Total $20 Billion

It is official: 2019 will go on record as one of the wettest and costliest years because of the weather.

Jan 09, 2020

A Look at Cotton Prices and Demand

The Adjusted World Price of cotton is at its highest since June. While producers here in the U.S. may not pay as much attention to that price, industry leaders say it can be an indicator of what's ahead too.

Jan 06, 2020

Market Impact If Iran Conflict Intensifies with the United States

The grain and livestock markets are rebounding during Monday’s trading session. That’s after a rough day when prices dropped Friday after oil prices rose sharply.

Dec 27, 2019

Holiday Treats and Hazelnut Sweets

If you bake during the Holidays, you may add this in the bowl without a second thought. The key ingredient is a hazelnut. There’s a story behind how they end up in those Christmas cookies.

Dec 27, 2019

Analyst: Near-Term Story is Bearish for Hogs

Lean hog contracts closed in the red after Friday’s trading session. However, some analysts say the near-term story for the hog market is bearish.

Dec 27, 2019

High School Urging Career in Veterinary Sciences by Offering Classes

High School is a great starting point to begin searching for a career. In Illinois, One high school is urging students to look at veterinary science.

Dec 27, 2019

USDA Announces New Hemp Insurance Program

USDA announcing this week it's rolling out federal crop insurance for hemp growers in 21 states. USDA's Risk Management Agency pilot insurance program will cover the 2020 hemp crop in certain counties in those states.