Agriculture: Energy For Growing Crops - and Growing Profits
Feeding The World Is a Big Job
It takes a versatile energy solution to help feed seven billion people. Propane can handle almost any job on the farm — one reason why more farmers than ever are making the switch
Propane equipment is built for efficiency, so it can lower your fuel costs for nearly every application, from irrigation to building heat.
Propane-fueled irrigation engines can reduce fuel costs per hour by 45 percent compared with diesel-fueled alternatives.
Modern propane-fueled grain dryers can require 50 percent less thermal energy compared with older models.
Propane can help you meet the strictest emissions goals: it's proven to produce fewer emissions compared with diesel or gasoline models.
Using propane produces 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid.
As an approved alternative fuel under the Clean Air Act of 1990, propane meets Tier 4 standards and EPA regulations.
By 2040, the World LPG Association (WLPGA) estimates we’ll be able to meet worldwide propane demand with only renewable propane.
As an abundant energy source that isn't affected by interruptions to the electric grid, propane always delivers no matter what the season brings.
More than 60,000 miles of pipeline and thousands of fuel dealers make propane readily available throughout the United States.
The average business will experience 3.5 power interruptions in a two-year period. Short power interruptions can cost a mid-size business up to $14,000.
More than 90 percent of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the United States.
About 40 percent of American farms trust propane as a reliable energy source for their operations.
More than 800,000 U.S. farms use propane for agricultural and heating operations.
About half of farms in the United States trust propane as an energy source in their homes and residences.
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Propane Irrigation Benefits
The older you get the more you think about leaving this world with something better, so it's very important to me that propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel. Bud Walvoord, Farmer
Since we've put this propane [irrigation] engine in, this will be our third crop, and I would have to say right now it's going to be a savings in fuel alone of probably between 35 and 40 percent overall, which is quite substantial. Ned Harris, Farmer, H&H Farms
How to Get Started With Propane
Educate Yourself About Propane
Research the benefits of adding propane to your operation. Your local propane supplier is a great place to start.
Learn About Propane Equipment
Enter your zip code to find equipment dealers near you who are confirmed sellers of propane ag equipment. An equipment dealer can also assist with equipment conversions.
Your local implement dealer is a great source for information about specific propane-powered equipment.
Work With Your Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who serves ag producers. Your local propane supplier can help you determine the best size and location for your propane tank based on your propane equipment.
Install Your Equipment
Once your equipment is delivered, work with your implement dealer and propane supplier to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Enter your zip code to find a propane supplier
If you’re wondering, “Where can I find a propane supplier near me?” then you’ve come to the right place. Propane is the energy for everyone, and your local propane supplier can help you assess your energy needs for your home or business. They can also answer any questions about what makes propane so affordable, reliable, and versatile. Enter your zip code to find suppliers near you.
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Where can I buy propane appliances?
Propane.com offers shopping guides for grills and patio heaters or contact your local propane supplier for suggestions nearby. Some propane suppliers offer appliance showrooms featuring everything from space and water heaters to kitchen appliances and fireplaces.
What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?
When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. In addition, there are many propane cylinder refilling locations available across the country. Contact your local propane supplier for more information on refilling or exchanging cylinders.
Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?
Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Contact them with your questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing propane appliances.