Fuming Over Gas
Jan 27, 2014
With January shaping up to be the coldest month of the century so far, farmers are hit once again with uncertainties. Uncertainties like: Am I going to have enough propane to keep my turkeys and hogs warm? Or to sanitize my milking equipment? Can I get my propane? And how much will I have to pay for it?
Because of the frigid, record breaking temperatures covering much of the growing area propane has seen some crazy price increases in the last few days. The price went from $1 to $5 and this has propane companies adjusting their prices twice daily.
Part of this shortage is not only due to cold weather but to an unusually wet harvesting season which had farmers using a lot of propane to dry their corn crops prior to storage.
It’s hard to believe in 2014 that once again the American farmer might just be left out in the cold.
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