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Propane FEED Program Is Expanded For 2012

Propane FEED Program Is Expanded For 2012
Program tests efficiency of new ag-related propane fueled engines, dryers and heaters.

The Propane Education & Research Council has expanded its Propane FEED program, a demonstration initiative that tests the performance of new propane-fueled technology for the farm. The expansion gives growers more opportunities to save money when they buy and fuel new propane equipment.

With incentives up to $5,000, the FEED program encourages farmers to try new propane equipment and report back to PERC with experience stories to help in product development.

You could get a financial break by taking part in the Propane FEED program with the purchase of a reduced-price irrigation engine, grain dryer or heater.

"Our goal is to help farmers run a more productive operation with propane," says Mark Leitman, PERC director of business development. "The FEED program helps us achieve that…because it helps introduce new, efficient propane products into the agricultural marketplace."

This year's list has expanded to include the following pieces of equipment:

Irrigation Engines: Buck's 5.7-liter and 8.0-liter GM engines.  EDI 6.8-liter For engine.

Grain dryer: Mathews Trilogy Series.

Heater: L.B. White SmartSense swine heater.

For more information on the FEED Program, visit

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