Jeneary Comments On Veterans Bill That Has Passed The Iowa House
(Le Mars) — Action in the Iowa House this past week, saw lawmakers approve a measure that would benefit veterans. Dr. Tom Jeneary, a Republican from Le Mars who serves the people in the 5th District talks about the bill.
County Supervisors Approve Funding From COVID Virus Account To Be Directed For Broadband Internet Installation For Rural Residents
(Le Mars) — During their meeting held on Tuesday, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution allocating $2.44 million dollars from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to provide state and local governments with the resources needed to the pandemic and its economic effects. The county governing board will direct the funds to Premier Communications of Sioux Center for installation of high speed broadband internet services for rural Plymouth County. An additional $655,000 will be available to the county for a second payment for the installation of broadband internet throughout the rural areas around Merrill, and Brunsville. The remaining SLFRF allocation which is not used on broadband, in the expected amount of approximately $2.5 million dollars as lost revenue to spend on government services in Plymouth County.
NRCS To Offer Farmers And Landowners Funding For Conservation Measures Within Floyd River Watershed Quality Project
(Des Moines) –– The U-S Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing three new project areas in which Iowa farmers can apply for conservation assistance through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, NRCS co-invests with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to resource concerns.
NRCS accepts program applications on a continuous basis but sets dates to batch and rank applications as funding allows. Interested producers should submit applications to their local NRCS office by April 8, 2022, to be considered for fiscal year 2022 RCPP funding.
One of the three new projects involves the Floyd River Drainage area. In the Floyd River Water Quality Partnership, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) will address water quality by helping farmers plant cover crops and implement nutrient management practices. Coordinated on-farm partnerships with input suppliers, farmers, and the livestock industry will deliver grazing and edge-of-field practice demonstrations. Farmers in the Floyd River Watershed are eligible to apply.
Siouxland Energy Cooperative Signs On With Summit Carbon Solutions To Transport Pressurized Carbon Dioxide Through Pipeline
(Sioux Center) — Last week the Summit Carbon Solutions Company held a news conference at the Siouxland Energy Cooperative, west of Sioux Center. Summit Carbon Solutions is one of three proposed pipelines to go through Iowa transporting compressed carbon dioxide to an underground storage facility. Siouxland Energy Cooperative is one of 31 ethanol processing plants to sign up with Summit Carbon Solutions. Jeff Altena, is the general operations manager with Siouxland Energy Cooperative. Altena says every ethanol processing plant produces carbon dioxide and most of it is emitted into the atmosphere. He says the ethanol facility has been marketing its product to the west coast states that require a low carbon source of fuel. Altena explains why the proposed pipeline is a good idea, and why the Siouxland Energy Cooperative ethanol facility has signed on with Summit.
Construction has already begun at the ethanol plant to pressurize the carbon dioxide and transport it through the pipeline. Altena tells of the physical modifications that will take place.
Little Sioux Corn Processing of Marcus is another area ethanol plant that has signed up with Summit Carbon Solutions to transport pressurized carbon dioxide.
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