PERC Launches 2016 Propane Farm Incentives

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Energy, propane

propane-logoThe Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announces the release of the 2016 Propane Farm Incentive Program.  This nationwide research and demonstration provides farmers with purchase incentives of up to $5,000 toward new propane-powered farm equipment.

Sponsored by PERC, the 2016 Propane Farm Incentive Program offers incentives of $300 per liter of engine displacement for irrigation engines, $30 per kilowatt for prime power propane generators, and 10 cents per square foot for propane-powered agricultural heating systems. The incentive program helps offset the upfront costs of new agriculture equipment in exchange for real-world performance data and customer feedback.

“New generation propane-powered farm equipment is extremely efficient, reliable, and cost-effective,” said Cinch Munson, Director of Agriculture Business Development at PERC. “The Propane Farm Incentive Program helps farmers experience the many benefits of propane equipment first-hand, while providing us with valuable information to continue to improve new propane technology.”

The 2014 program resulted in 40 percent reduction in fuel costs by changing over to propane-powered irrigation engines and created 20 percent fewer emissions versus gasoline engines.

Apply online or to see a list of eligible equipment, please visit