A disaster declaration prompted by high demand for propane in the upper Midwest is set to expire today. Governor Terry Branstad issued the declaration two weeks ago, suspending the limit on the amount of hours truck drivers hauling propane can spend on the road. Harold Hommes, with the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says trucks and pipelines couldn’t meet the demand of farmers, who are using propane to dry out this year’s harvest. He says they’re evaluating the current situation, and will be making a recommendation to the governor sometime today.
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