There is an expected shortage of propane that is said to hit the Midwest harder than other areas.
Most of the homes in rural areas require propane for heat.
Larry Larson, a farmer from Pecatonica, said that because his house is roughly 90 years old, the insulation isn't the best, so it takes a lot of gas to heat it.
He added that he paid $1.50 per gallon of propane gas over the summer. The price is now up between four and five dollars per gallon.
Larson is expecting to spend roughly $2,500 more this season heating his home.
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