Northeast Missouri, western Illinois propane supplier able to serve customers

A propane supplier for northeastern Missouri and western Illinois says timing and hard work have helped avoid propane distribution issues for his customers. John Baucom tells Brownfield more than 70 percent of Missouri corn and about 60 percent of Illinois corn is harvested as of this past Sunday, meaning that peak demand has passed.

“A lot of the guys have switched over to beans at this point,” Baucom told Brownfield Ag News, “Which has helped our need for propane.

Baucom, with Prairieland FS at Paloma, Illinois, says his customers who need propane are getting it.

“We have never not been able to get the product to the customer,” said Baucom. “With the help of everybody in the industry working as one, everybody’s on the same page and trying to do the best they can.”

Baucom says modern grain driers are more fuel-efficient, but this season’s volume of high-moisture corn in a short period of time has required a lot of propane.

AUDIO: John Baucom

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