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December 03, 2019 | AgriNews

Tight Propane Supplies Delay Grain Drying

Limited supply impacts farmers moving grain to elevators for drying, storage

The problem of not having enough propane to dry the wet grain coming out of fields is being felt across the entire Midwest, reports AgriNews.

Two of Prairie Central Co-op's nine elevators use propane to fuel their grain-drying systems.

Mark Heil, general manager of Prairie Central Co-op, Chenoa, IL, told AgriNews that while one of those elevators is close to being finished with harvest, the other is only around half done.

The co-op has not received a supply of propane for several days, which inevitably impacts the farmers who are moving grain to elevators for drying and storage.

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