Wood pellet shortage
STATEWIDE (WGME) -- If you heat your home with a wood pellet stove, good luck finding the pellets to fuel it. From big box retailers to small hardware stores, many shelves are empty. Largely because this long, cold winter is increasing demand. Paris Farmer's Union in Portland says the pellet shortage got even worse in New England when a manufacturing plant shut down for the season. Right now, the store has just two pallets in stock and they aren't alone. The Paris Farmer's Union says its wood pellets will likely be sold out by Friday because most customers are buying more than a dozen bags. They don't expect to get another shipment for about a week.