Winter storms bring snow, ice, and power outages

Agriculture

Over 150-million Americans are dealing with some kind of winter weather threat, and the bitter cold isn’t helping things. Melissa Wojcik of Gilman, Wisconsin, taking us inside her barn, where temperatures were thirty below. You can see the ice, on the inside of the building. All the way south into Texas, where folks are dealing with snow, ice, and power outages. There are reports about half of Texas’ wind power generation has stopped because of frozen wind turbines. The biggest concern is for livestock and making sure they have water and enough to eat.

Derrell Peel said, “It’s going to have a number of impacts on the markets. We had a lot of our auction markets actually closed part of last week. Many of them are going to be closed this week. So just in terms of the short-run disruptions, we’re going to see a lot of that.​”

China appears to love U.S. sorghum. The National Sorghum Producers says if the marketing year ended today and China took delivery of its existing purchases, the country would have imported 62-percent of all sorghum grown in the U.S. in 2020.

And a Scottish woman is going viral, watch her as she helps push this dairy truck struggling to get up a snowy hill. Charlene Leslie says she left two of her three kids with a friend so she could go into the street and help push the truck. The dairy company is giving her free dairy products for the year!

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