KXEL Morning News for Thursday, May 16, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.:

5:50–Waterloo’s downtown Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday morning. Waterloo Main Street Executive Director Jessica Rucker talks with Tim Harwood about the project and some of the activities coming to the city with the arrival of summer.

6:35–The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing an increase in the biofuels mandate. Reports say the agency wants to increase the volume of biofuels that refiners must blend annually by 80 million gallons. Veteran ag journalist Ken Root offers his interpretation of what that means for corn and soybean growers.

7:35–TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara says Thursday will be humid with highs bursting into the mid 80s.

7:50–June 1st is this year’s deadline for Iowa families to apply for Century or Heritage Farm status. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig talks with Tim Harwood about the value of recognizing those who have maintained the land for generations.

Plus the weather every 10 minutes, 50 percent more news than before, agribusiness information at :15 past each hour, and sports at :30 past each hour…a great way to start the day…the KXEL Morning News with Tim Harwood, Jeff Stein, and Mark Morris, Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m. on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.