Another Siouxland Ethanol Plant Temprarily Shuts Down

Sep 16, 2019

Siouxland Energy Cooperative

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A second Siouxland area ethanol plant is shutting down. The first was Plymouth Energy in Merrill, and now Sioux Center-based Siouxland Energy,  a farmer-owned cooperative, has also stopped operations. The closures at both Iowa ethanol plants are temporary.   A written statement blames the Trump Administration’s waivers so ethanol doesn’t have to be blended in gasoline produced at what the board said were “many large oil refineries.” 

Governor Kim Reynolds says President Trump will announce new ethanol production guidelines this week. Reynolds flew to Washington, D.C. last Thursday for a meeting at the White House to discuss how to increase the federal ethanol production mandate. 

We could see more flooding along the Missouri River after heavy rains and flooding upstream in South Dakota. The Missouri River is expected to crest later this week.

The National Weather Service says some moderate flooding is likely this week along the river between Sioux City, Iowa, and Rulo, Nebraska. 

Veteran candidate and one-time school board member Shaun Broyhill is again seeking a seat on the Sioux City School Board.  Thursday is the final day for candidates to file nomination.  Broyhill won a position six years ago but had to resign to serve a jail sentence for violating probation on a previous misdemeanor theft charge.  has run for office three times before.  He served on the School board in 2013. 

Thirty-nine-year-old Broyhill also was an unsuccessful candidate for the Sioux City School Board in 2017 and for an Iowa House seat in 2016. There are four Sioux City School Board positions that will go before voters in the November 5 election. Five people are now candidates, including Broyhill, board member Miyuki Nelson, Monique Scarlett, Dan Greenwell, and Taylor Goodvin.