2019 Harvest

Franklin County farmer April Hemmes snapped this photo during her harvest this fall. Hemmes considers herself lucky because she finished her harvest on Nov. 10. Statewide, farmers are behind on the harvest after battling rain, snow and LP shortages

It turns out the abnormally wet and cold spring was a preview of an abnormally wet and cold fall. And farmers are feeling the effects.

Those wet crops — especially corn — are requiring more liquid propane (LP) to dry. But with demand up and supply not keeping pace, farmers are struggling.

2019 Harvest

Iowa farmers have battled weather extremes this year, from a wet spring, to a cold, wet fall. The photo above was taken by a farmer in Eastern Iowa who harvested soybeans in a snowstorm.

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