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NOTHING WORKS HARDER.
PROPANE CAN IMPACT NEARLY EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR OPERATION.
Farming is a tough job. It takes a can-do attitude to succeed, and a can-do fuel helps, too. Propane is that fuel. You can put it to work anywhere on your operation, and enjoy energy savings and efficiency that will directly affect your bottom line. From irrigation engines in your fields, grain dryers and heaters around the farm, to hot water and power for your farmhouse, propane is the only thing on your farm working as hard as you.
“NOT ONLY IS PROPANE MORE ECONOMICAL, IT’S JUST A GOOD, CLEAN FUEL.”RYAN BERGGREN
What’s more, if you’re already using propane for one application, adding new ones — along with even greater efficiency and savings — is easy. Discover all the ways propane can benefit your operation.
GET HARVEST FLEXIBILITY AND LOWER FUEL COSTS
Farmers who harvest early bring in more total grain, and a propane grain dryer ensures excess moisture is removed for storage. The extra grain harvested can more than make up for the cost of drying with propane, and new technology is making dryers much more efficient. Participants in the incentive program who purchased new, efficient grain dryers reported a 50 percent reduction in fuel cost per bushel compared with previously owned propane models.
ANIMAL BUILDING HEATING
SAFE, COST-EFFECTIVE HEAT
Propane delivers clean, efficient heat that can keep animal containment areas warm during the cold winter months, with a number of space heating options available. All of the 2014 incentive program participants reduced or maintained fuel consumption, and they unanimously reported they are likely to purchase or recommend another propane-powered swine animal heating system.
POWER WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT
With other propane applications on your farm, a propane-powered generator just makes sense. It prevents costly interruptions in operations and ensures critical farm equipment, like water wells and building ventilation fans, are always functioning. Propane is also a cost-effective choice for your operation with lower fuel costs and greater fuel-efficiency than gasoline or diesel generators. Additionally, propane has a significant performance advantage: unlike gasoline or diesel, it won’t degrade over time, so it’s always ready to be put to work.
LOWER COSTS, FEWER EMISSIONS, HAPPIER FARMERS
Propane-powered irrigation engines are making a major difference on farms coast-to-coast, improving bottom lines, and minimizing operations’ environmental impacts. Today’s engines incorporate the latest technology, so they’re more efficient, reliable, and durable. Ninety-six percent of farmers who use one would recommend a propane-powered irrigation engine; compared with diesel, gasoline, or electric, they’re the clear choice.
“MY DIESEL ENGINE WASN’T ABLE TO HANDLE THE LOAD. MY NEW PROPANE IRRIGATION ENGINE CAN HANDLE UP TO FOUR PIVOTS.”
Propane can lower your fuel costs for nearly every application. Today’s propane-powered grain dryers are up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than the previous generation of dryers.
Propane-powered irrigation engines emit eight and 18 percent fewer greenhouse gases than diesel and gasoline engines, respectively.
Propane is made in America, primarily from domestic natural gas, and we have plenty of it. We produce so much, the United States is a net exporter of propane.
EASY ON-SITE REFUELING
No matter the size of your operation, a local propane provider can customize a fueling plan that’s right for you, with delivery right to your farm.
CONSISTENT HEAT, CONSISTENT SAVINGS
Constant, even heat is key for greenhouse operations, and propane delivers. Not only is propane reliable and safe, new greenhouse heating systems are more fuel efficient than older greenhouse heaters. Those are savings that can directly affect your bottom line.
FAST AND EFFICIENT
Propane is in its element when it comes to water heating, with greater efficiency and effectiveness than electric, heating oil, or other options. If your operations require a steady stream of hot water on-demand, propane is the answer.
“USING A PROPANE FLAME UNIT, I’M GETTING MORE OF THOSE WEEDS, WHICH TRANSLATES TO INCREASED YIELD.”
FLAME WEED CONTROL
An environmentally friendly alternative to harmful herbicides, propane-powered flame weed control is growing in popularity. The intense heat ruptures plant cells, causing weeds to wither and die just as effectively as other weed control means.
FROST AND FREEZING HAVE MET THEIR MATCH
Take the high heat content of propane, and a new, cutting-edge orchard heater design that pushes heat down and out, and the result is increased warm air retention in the crop zone. Combined with propane-powered wind machines, you get a more effective, efficient way to protect orchard crops or vineyards from devastating frosts and freezing.
PROPANE FARM INCENTIVE PROGRAM
WE’LL PAY YOU UP TO $5,000 TO HELP US PROVE THE BENEFITS OF PROPANE ON THE FARM.
THE PROPANE FARM INCENTIVE PROGRAM, sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), is a research program that documents the performance of propane technologies used on the farm. Farmers who enroll qualifying equipment in the program can earn a financial incentive up to $5,000 in exchange for simply reporting the real-world performance data of their equipment.
GOVERNMENT AND STATE PROGRAMS
There are a number of other incentives and programs that may be available to you locally. Participation is subject to program guidelines and limitations, so act now.