Many turkey farmers heat their barns in the winter with propane. In 2014, a major propane shortage situation – for both farmers and homeowners in the upper Midwest – occurred due to several factors. The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the National Turkey Federation, along with state, regional and federal leaders, worked together to provide solutions to ensure adequate propane supplies going forward.
Did you know? Under public law passed a few years ago, the administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) is required to provide early warnings to governors if the inventory of residential heating fuel (propane, natural gas, and home heating oil) falls below the most recent five-year average for more than three consecutive weeks.