Weather Forecast Calls For Snow On Friday
(Sioux Falls) — The weather forecast is calling for snow to occur beginning early Friday morning. Meteorologist Phillip Schumacher with the National Weather Services in Sioux Falls says Le Mars will begin to see the snow as we are preparing for our day.
Schumacher says we will probably need to grab our shovels as the snow could be deep in some places.
The weather meteorologist says the heaviest snow will occur east and south of Le Mars, and he suggests if you have travel plans on Friday, you may want to delay those plans until Saturday.
The good news with Friday’s predicted snow is that weather officials are not anticipating blizzard conditions.
Schumacher believes the snow will taper off at around midnight Friday, and will be completely finished by Saturday morning. He says to make certain you allow extra time for your travels. A winter storm watch has been issued for Plymouth County for the entire day on Friday.
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Reynolds Highlights Renewable Fuels During Condition Of The State Speech
(Le Mars) — During Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State address Tuesday evening, she concluded by discussing the current situation facing the renewable energy industry, that consists of ethanol and bio-diesel. Reynolds acknowledged little support from either the Trump Administration, or the with the Biden Administration with the promotion of renewable fuels. Reynolds said she will introduce legislation that will improve access to E-15 and and B-20, and to upgrade Iowa’s fuel infrastructure system to offer higher blends. Reynolds also is proposing to invest in carbon-capture systems to build upon on our leadership position with renewable energy. Steve Roe is the manager of the Little Sioux Corn Processors ethanol facility near Marcus. He says he agrees with Governor Reynolds, and we will need to build support for the renewable fuels industry from the local level. Roe says the success in Iowa will spread across the nation.
Another area of interest to the ethanol industry is the sequestration of carbon. At present time, three separate pipelines are being introduced to help capture carbon and to transport the carbon to underground storage facilities in North Dakota and Illinois.
Feedlot Forum Scheduled For Tuesday, January 18th
(Orange City) — Area cattle producers interested in knowing some of the emerging trends in the beef feedlot industry will be interested in attending the Feedlot Forum scheduled for Tuesday, January 18th. Beth Doran, the beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, for northwest Iowa says the forum will be held at the Terrance View Event Center in Sioux Center, and beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doran says the morning session will begin with focus on beef cattle implants.
Consumers are wanting to know where their food originates from, so an area of interest to the cattle producer will be the seminar looking at traceable beef. Doran says Dan Thomson, the chair of the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science will lead that discussion.
The Feedlot Forum will conclude with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Livestock Marketing Specialist and Economist, Lee Schulz as he will present his outlook for the year ahead with the cattle and beef industries.
Doran says the Feedlot Forum will also have an industry trade show.
The registration fee for the Feedlot Forum is $25. Doran says since the registration deadline has past, there is no guarantee that late-coming producers will receive a meal or hand-out materials.
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