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The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Propane Might Be Particularly Important to California's Farmers


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FARMERS NATIONWIDE HAVE DISCOVERED THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF PROPANE.  AND, THOSE BENEFITS ARE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO GROWERS IN CALIFORNIA.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO MIKE NEWLAND, OF THE "PROPANE-EDUCATION AND -RESEARCH COUNCIL"...

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PROPANE IRRIGATION-ENGINES MEET AND EXCEED REGULATIONS, LIKE THE 'E-P-A'-MANDATED 'TIER FOUR'--AND CALIFORNIA'S OWN AIR-POLLUTION STANDARDS.  PLUS, WITH THE RISING COSTS FOR DIESEL--AND HIGH PEAK-PRICING FOR ELECTRICITY--FARMERS FIND AMERICAN-MADE PROPANE TO BE A MORE-COST-EFFECTIVE AND -VERSATILE FUEL THAT ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES EMISSIONS, NATURALLY.  PROPANE-POWERED EQUIPMENT IS HEAVY-DUTY AND HIGHLY EFFICIENT; IT TYPICALLY HAS A LOWER PURCHASE-COST, PLUS LOWER OPERATING- AND MAINTENANCE-COSTS.  IN FACT, WE PARTNERED WITH MANUFACTURERS, EQUIPMENT-DEALERS, AND GROWERS--THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA--TO TEST THE PERFORMANCE OF PROPANE IRRIGATION-ENGINES, IN A VARIETY OF CROP-TYPES.  AT THE END OF THE SEASON, THE TESTED ENGINES RESULTED IN 48-PERCENT-LOWER FUEL-COSTS."

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROPANE FARM-EQUIPMENT, VISIT "PROPANE"-DOT-COM.



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