Propane Supply Update

Many of you are aware that the supply of propane is not meeting current demand. Due to the late maturing corn arriving at elevators with higher moisture levels than normal along with lower than normal temperatures across the Midwest, the demand for propane is significantly higher than normal. On top of this, there are several issues with supply pipelines causing propane transfer trucks to wait in line at terminals for up to 30 hours for a single load.

This is causing a lot of issues at most local grain elevators, Viafield included. Even though we purchased enough supply for what we expected to be a wetter then average corn crop, our suppliers are unable to keep up with all of their commitments due to the pipeline issues. We have been utilizing our dedicated drivers as well as other contract carriers around the clock to get loaded wherever possible to keep supplied. We have been able to source some loads out of Illinois, Kansas and Nebraska and have used those to fill in the shortfall. Please be assured that Viafield is doing everything we possibly can to assist our member/owners during this vital time of year. This includes prioritizing deliveries for residences and livestock operations in order to keep their heaters going while working to move remaining product to farms for dryer operations.

Please keep in close contact with your nearest Viafield location(s) as we work through this unusual propane shortage.


  

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Viafield is a member-owned ag cooperative in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota with over a century of rich tradition. A team oriented organization, we understand what it takes to be successful and we believe growth for our organization and our members leads to opportunities. Our team of employees is specialized to meet the needs of our customer's businesses and provide expert advice on products, services and trends within Agronomy, Energy, Feed and Grain. As a local business, Viafield employs over 150 individuals who are rooted in their cooperative and community.

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