Business, Safety, Fuel

Texas, Midwest at Risk of Blackouts if Winter Brings Deep Freeze

Texas, Midwest at Risk of Blackouts if Winter Brings Deep Freeze Transmission towers and power lines lead to a substation after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Getty)

Power grids from Texas to the Midwest are at risk of blackouts if a prolonged deep freeze sets in this winter, regulators warned Nov. 18.

November 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin DOTs Win AASHTO Awards

Ohio welcome sign The Ohio DOT won an award for best use of technology for its Interstate 670 SmartLane, which allows an extra travel lane to open during certain times to relieve congestion. Interstate 670 runs through Columbus. (pabradyphoto/Getty Images)

Transportation projects in four Midwestern states recently received awards from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2020
Government, Business

Crazy Midwest Weather Contributes to Farmers’ Stress

Midwest farm Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A survey conducted by Farm Futures showed that 53% of respondents said 2019 is the most difficult year they’ve faced as farmers — that includes 49% of baby boomers and mature growers, who lived through the 1980s farm crisis, according to the poll of 711 growers carried out from July 21 to Aug. 3.

Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2019
Business, Logistics

Corn in Recovery Mode With Summer Weather Here

Corn Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

After a cold, soggy start to the season, it’s finally feeling like summer in the Midwest, and corn fields are recovering. A turn toward warmer weather should be beneficial for the battered crop, and government data signal that conditions are starting to bottom out.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2019
Business, Logistics

Midwest Deluge Spurs Cut in US Estimate for Soybean Acreage

Soybeans Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The spring deluge in the Midwest and Great Plains spurred a cut in the U.S. forecast for soybean acreage, a bigger reduction than analysts expected.

Patrick McKiernan | Bloomberg News
June 28, 2019