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WASHINGTON (April 2019) – The Propane Education & Research Council is offering double incentives of up to $10,000 toward eligible propane-powered equipment for ag operations directly impacted by the Midwest flooding or Hurricane Michael.

For a limited time, affected producers who apply for the Propane Farm Incentive Program can earn double the incentive amount for qualifying propane-powered equipment — including irrigation engines, building/water heating systems, power generators, and flame weeding systems.

“Producers face enough challenges in their day-to-day operations without the devastating setbacks created by these recent national disasters,” said Michael Newland, director of agriculture business development at PERC. “We recognize the toll these situations can take on producers’ operations and livelihood, so we hope that these double incentives can offer a small relief to the overall burden these producers are experiencing.”

For eligible applicants, the double incentive provides twice the standard incentive amounts for qualifying equipment, including $300 per liter of fuel displacement for propane-powered irrigation engines, up to $30/kW for generators, $1,500 for flame weeding systems, and $2,000 for agricultural heaters.

A limited number of the double incentives are available, so PERC encourages interested producers to apply now by visiting Propane.com/FarmIncentive. To take advantage of the double incentive, qualifying producers must simply check “YES” to the question on the online application that reads: “Was your operation directly impacted by Hurricane Michael or the Midwest flooding?”

For more information about propane’s versatility and propane farm equipment, visit Propane.com/Agriculture. To learn more about propane and PERC, visit Propane.com.

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About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council is a nonprofit that provides leading propane safety and training programs and invests in research and development of new propane-powered technologies. PERC is operated and funded by the propane industry. For more information, visit Propane.com.

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