Farmers are finding huge benefits when they switch to propane-powered equipment, recent Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) data show.
During a 2015 PERC Propane Farm Incentive Program, participating farmers saw farmers who switched to propane engine operators slashed their fuel costs by 58%, while those who switched to propane-powered grain dryers reduced costs associated with yield losses and energy consumption by 43%.
The data was collected from the 2015 program, in which 87 participants from 20 states operated several models of propane-fueled irrigation engines, grain dryers, flame weeding systems, generators and greenhouse heating systems. PERC collected the data in exchange for financial incentives toward propane-powered equipment for those who participated.
Read the full report, from a recent issue of Farm Progress Magazine, here.
Have you recently purchased propane powered farm equipment? You can still take part in the 2016 incentive program through February 28, 2017. Find out more here.
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