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PERC Offers up to $5,000 on Propane-Fueled Grain Dryers, Mowers and Heaters
Farm Science show to feature cost-effective propane technology and purchase programs
WASHINGTON (September 16, 2013) — Producers can see powerful new propane-fueled equipment and apply for money-saving purchase incentives at Ohio’s Farm Science Review show, September 17-19 in London, Ohio.
The Ohio Propane Education & Research Council booth, at 658 Swine Ave., will feature the latest propane technology, including a Ford work truck, a commercial mower, and a standby generator. Producers interested in purchasing a propane-fueled grain dryer or other eligible propane-fueled farm equipment can apply for a financial incentive through the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Propane Farm Incentive Program.
The PERC research initiative offers up to $5,000 toward to the purchase of a new propane-fueled grain dryer. The Farm Incentive Program also covers swine heating systems and other fuel-efficient equipment for the farm. PERC also offers the Propane Mower Incentive Program, where producers can earn up to $1,000 for the purchase of a qualified new propane mower, and $500 toward a new propane mower conversion kit.
“Propane is an affordable, American-made fuel that can help farmers reduce harmful emissions, meet air quality regulations, and save money,” Mark Leitman, PERC director of marketing and business development, said. “Producers are finding that propane technology provides proven performance, and the fuel is a cleaner and cheaper fuel than gasoline or diesel.”
Nearly 40 percent of farms in the U.S. use propane to run pumps and engines, heat buildings, and dry and process crops. Already this year PERC has awarded nearly $400,000 in incentives to producers nationwide through its Propane Farm Incentive Program.
Propane costs less per gallon than conventional fuels, and America, a net exporter of propane, makes more than enough propane to meet demand. Visit agpropane.com for more about PERC incentive programs and a list of eligible equipment.