Local

Iowa Ag Department Official Says Propane Shortage Is Widespread

Iowa Ag Department Official Says Propane Shortage Is Widespread

A near record and high moisture corn crop is causing a shortage of propane for drying.   Harold Hommes, Energy Expert with the Iowa Department of Ag says this is a corn belt wide problem as 85-percent of grain drying is fueled with propane.  This has triggered action from farm state governors.

He says this is not a new problem and calls to attention the need for expanded propane storage.

He says farmers have been spoiled the last couple of years with the crop drying down in the field.

Recent Headlines

in National

California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Updated
wildfire

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

in Agriculture

ACE Backs Senator’s STB ReAuthorization Legislation

grain car 41714

The American Coalition for Ethanol is backing South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board Re Authorization Act of 2014…

in Local

Yankton Receives Road Grant

Road Construction

The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

in Agriculture

Swine Specialist Says Don’t Let Up On PEDV Control

PigPiglets

Just because the weather is changing and the warm conditions of summer have passed doesn’t mean pork producers should lighten…

in Local

School Districts Report Scam

money 20

School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.