Propane Spike Affecting Minnesota Farmers Bottom Line

Propane Spike Affecting Minnesota Farmers Bottom Line
(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesotans are feeling the effects of the propane shortage across the Midwest. Bob Worth of Lake Benton is vice president of the American Soybean Association and says this past fall he was buying propane for a dollar-38 a gallon and in recent days over five dollars a gallon. Worth says currently the U.S. is exporting about 20-percent of its propane supply.
Not only is propane used to heat some homes, many farmers also use it to heat their barns and shops. Governor Dayton has declared a state of emergency to respond to the severe shortage of propane and other home heating fuel supplies statewide.
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Bob Worth from Lake Benton is vice president of the American Soybean Association. He says many farmers not only use propane to heat their homes, but also their barns and workshops and says it's really affecting their bottom line.
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