After spot propane shortages for grain drying last fall, and the permanent loss of a major pipeline to oilfield products, propane suppliers encouraged farmers to install increasing propane storage and then fill those tanks in the summer.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
If you rely on propane, put your thoughts of spring away and start concentrating on this coming fall and winter.
Planning ahead and contracting for supplies can help you avoid the price spikes seen this year, and likely will again.
Minnesota legislators opened their 2014 session today battling the polar vortex.
With the session starting at noon, the House plans to provide a $20 million boost to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating costs this winter.
Chaz Keffeler, 21, works with his father, Todd Keffeler, providing propane for Enning (S.D.) Propane customers throughout Meade County — the third-largest county in the U.S., stretching nearly 200 miles from Faith, S.D., to Sturgis and Piedmont, north of Rapid City.
With the prices of LP gas nearly doubling in the past month, farmers and homeowners throughout our area who use propane as their primary source are upset as their wallets are being raided. I’m outraged, as well.
Dry weather helped North Dakota farmers over the past week, but a shortage of propane and storage space has slowed the corn harvest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly crop progress report.
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