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Midday Midwest Digest, April 12, 2021

Max Armstrong talks about Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith, hydroelectric power in Indiana and Abilene Machine. (audio)

April 12, 2021

All across Iowa they are mourning the lost of State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith. A 27-year veteran of the force shot during a standoff in Grundy Center, Iowa. At his church, worshippers gathered Saturday night to offer support to his wife and two children.

From this week in agribusiness: Those weekend rains were more than many of our farmer friends wanted to see during the planting season. The past 30 days were the wettest for Corn Belt as a whole in several years. Other areas are particularly dry.

South Bend, Indiana, will soon by harnessing hydroelectric power. It is expected to supply 7% of needs of Notre Dame University.

He visited Abilene Machine in Kansas last week. 

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