WASHINGTON – Amid consistent feedback from farmers, co-ops, and others around Iowa about an insufficient supply of liquid propane gas in the state, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), are pushing for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider its regulatory options to prioritize pipeline shipments of propane to Iowa.

Ernst and Grassley have consistently heard from Iowans, especially farmers with both harvested and unharvested high-moisture corn, about the insufficient supply of propane needed to dry grain, heat homes, heat livestock barns, and run businesses. While the issue is largely a private distribution problem without federal jurisdiction, the senators continue to work with state officials and stakeholders to address the shortage facing Iowans.

Ernst’s and Grassley’s letter to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee can be found HERE.