HOME > Our Environment > Propane in Agriculture

Residential Benefits
Build Green with Propane
Commercial Benefits
Propane in Agriculture
Government Incentives
The Pickens Plan

National Green Building Standard

Energy Education & Conservation

Converting to Propane


FACT:  Propane is used on more than 865,000 farms to power irrigation pumps, grain dryers, standby generators, and other equipment.

OPropane is the Energy of Choice for 21st Century Farming.

In the business of farming, every decision matters, including managing input costs, and controlling emissions.  Farmers are looking for ways to get more out of their operation. Propane provides a clean, efficient, and reliable energy choice that protects the environment with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. And progressive technologies are extending propaneís use to replace chemical disinfectants and fumigants in many agricultural applications. Thatís why on nearly 900,000 U.S. farms, propane is hard at work protecting crops, managing waste and fueling engines.1

Fact: Propane protects agricultural commodities and the environment

  • Propane keeps animals warm and dry, allowing the nationís poultry and swine producers to operate year-round.

  • Propane provides the hot water required to clean and sanitize agriculture buildings and processing facilities.

  • Propane irrigation engines produce 11 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than diesel-powered systems.2

  • Propane-fueled heat, flame and steam are a more natural alternative to ozone depleting methyl bromide, a chemical fumigant that is being phased out by the EPA.

  • Propane grain-drying systems give farmers precise control over grain moisture content, limit fungal and bacterial growth, and can help manage harvesting in variable weather conditions.

  • Propane incineration offers one of the most bio-secure and environmentally responsible means to dispose of animal and other waste products.

Learn more about how propane is being used in forward-looking agricultural operations at agpropane.com, or contact your DiSanto Propane Energy Consultant today.

1.  U.S.D.A. 2007 Census of Agriculture and Ruris Research, a division of AMR, 2008 Propane Attitude and Usage Study Producers/Growers.

2.  Energetics Inc., Propane Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Comparative Analysis (Washington, D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, 2009).

Residential Services

Business and Commercial

Builder and HVAC Services

BBQ Cylinder Exchange Reseller Programs

Fleet Services


Pay Your Bill Online

What to do in an Emergency

Contact Us

Service Areas

Privacy Policy


Employment Opportunities

Employee Login




11098 Route 31
Clyde, NY 14433

(800) 752-4574