The flood waters that caused transportation and rail delays for ethanol producers in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota are receding, but there are still transportation challenges ahead. Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) CEO Mike Jerke, based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, says the roads are a mess. “The main artery with our company, I-29, has significant closures, but then, there is also an impact on secondary roads.” The vast majority of ethanol SIRE produces is moved by rail going east. That route hasn’t been compromised yet, but there are embargoes on the Union Pacific and BNSF railways. South Dakota Corn Growers Association Executive Director Lisa Richardson says the railroads are trying to move things around as quickly as possible. Listen to the story.