Propane is the Energy of Choice for 21st Century Agriculture.
In the business of farming, every decision matters, including managing input costs, and controlling emissions. Farmers are looking for ways to get more out of their operation. Propane provides a clean, efficient, and reliable energy choice that protects the environment with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. And progressive technologies are extending propane’s use to replace chemical disinfectants and fumigants in many agricultural applications. That’s why on nearly 900,000 U.S. farms, propane is hard at work protecting crops, managing waste and fueling engines.1
Fact: Propane protects agricultural commodities and the environment
- Propane keeps animals warm and dry, allowing the nation’s poultry and swine producers to operate year-round.
- Propane provides the hot water required to clean and sanitize agriculture buildings and processing facilities.
- Propane irrigation engines produce 11 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than diesel-powered systems.2
- Propane-fueled heat, flame and steam are a more natural alternative to ozone depleting methyl bromide, a chemical fumigant that is being phased out by the EPA.
- Propane grain-drying systems give farmers precise control over grain moisture content, limit fungal and bacterial growth, and can help manage harvesting in variable weather conditions.
- Propane incineration offers one of the most bio-secure and environmentally responsible means to dispose of animal and other waste products.
Learn more about how propane is being used in forward-looking agricultural operations at agpropane.com, or contact your Country Gas Propane Energy Consultant today.
1. U.S.D.A. 2007 Census of Agriculture and Ruris Research, a division of AMR, 2008 Propane Attitude and Usage Study Producers/Growers.
2. Energetics Inc., Propane Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Comparative Analysis (Washington, D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, 2009).