The snow and blizzard-like conditions that plagued much of the Midwest caused headaches early this week for ethanol plants trying to send out loads of dried distillers grains.
According to Kent Hansen, merchandiser for Heartland-Frontier Trading Company in Wichita, Kan., logistics were a challenge when most ethanol-producing states received 8 inches to 13 inches of heavy, wet snow.
"Some plants couldn't load for a day or two and others that could were overwhelmed with trucks and ran out of inventory," he said. "Hopefully next week things will level out and run a lot smoother."
Some merchandisers have reported some tightness in supplies ...