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Propane on the farm and farm incentives
Propane-Powered Industrial Engines – New, EPA- and/or CARB-certified
industrial engines used for agricultural purposes can qualify for the following
$300/liter of displacement for pumping applications and up to $3,000 for certified
dual fuel systems.
• $30/kW for prime power generation
• $15/kW for backup power generation
Propane-Powered Water Heating Systems – New, high-efficiency water heating
systems used in agricultural production operations are eligible for an incentive of
$2000. The system must either be installed in new construction or as a conversion
from another power source.
Propane-Powered Poultry, Swine, & Greenhouse Heating Systems – New
poultry, swine, and greenhouse heating systems are eligible for an incentive of
$0.10/square foot, up to $2000 maximum per system, when installed as part of an
entire system installation. The complete heating system must either be installed in
new construction or as a conversion from another power source.
Propane-Powered Flame Weed Control – New tractor pulled flame weed
control systems are eligible for an incentive of $1500. New push type flame
weed control carts are eligible for an incentive of $100.
To qualify for the Propane Farm Incentive Program, producers must purchase eligible propane-powered equipment while meeting the following criteria:
• Represent a farm or agribusiness and be at least 18 years of age.
• Provide an appropriate tax identification number or social security number unique to the farm operation receiving the incentive.
• Must use equipment on a U.S. farm as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in direct support of agricultural production. If not on a farm, equipment must be used in support of an agribusiness dedicated to the primary processing of any agricultural, horticultural, or animal commodity.
• Be a propane customer in good standing with your fuel supplier