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Rain in Northern Iowa and Illinois, Southern Minnesota Could Spur Crop Drying Demand for Propane; Rail Congestion Seen Light

by Clifton Linton, Editor, Energy Transport Insider

Propane demand for crop drying is generally expected to be light, except in the central and northern Corn Belt – regions recently affected by heavy rains. With rail traffic lower this year as compared to last, bringing in propane to regional dealers should be uneventful.

Growing conditions have been good for this year’s corn crop and a large harvest is forecast. The US Department of Agriculture is calling for a total harvest of 15.1 billion bushels in 2016.

That’s a bit optimistic, said Chip Flory, editor with Pro Farmer. ...

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