Incentives offered to switch irrigation engines to propane

Research has shown that propane-fueled irrigation engines cost up to 14% less to purchase and operate than diesel models.

Published on: Dec 28, 2012

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is officially announcing the release of the Propane Farm Incentive Program, a nationwide research and demonstration initiative in which farmers can receive more than $4,000 for providing feedback and performance data on qualifying new propane-fueled irrigation engines. 

Under the program, participants receive a $400 incentive per liter of engine displacement, up to 10.3 liters or $4,120, toward the purchase of a new propane-fueled irrigation engine. Equipment must be new, original propane-fueled engines that have obtained the proper U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and/or California Air Resources Board Certification. 

Farmers interested in taking advantage of the incentive program can visit their local equipment dealer nationwide or submit an easy online application http://agpropane.com/incentive/. Feedback from the program’s participants will inform future product development.