Propane shortage raising concerns for Wisconsin farmers

Renk Agribusiness Institute Director, Paul Mitchell, weighed in on how a shortage of propane in Wisconsin affects Farmers and crop yields.

“It’s been a really bad year. There’s a lot of farmers that would like to get 2019 over with and move on,” says Paul Mitchell. “We have a high moisture grain out there this year in corn. And traditionally we dry it. But with the LP shortage, it’s hard for them to get their corn dried. We had this big demand for LP when it snowed and got cold all the sudden, so demand is up on the consumer end. Farmers are going to need it more than they anticipated, so it’s just another group out there demanding LP. It’s going to put upward pressure on the prices for consumers.”

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