Nearly 55 million acres of farmland is irrigated, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As the preferred alternative energy source on the farm, more agricultural producers are turning propane to help them efficiently power their irrigation pumps on this land.

In fact, according to research sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) modern propane engines are 20% to 30% more efficient than older engine models. PERC also works closely with engine manufacturers to develop and commercialize new propane-fueled irrigation engines.

PERC is committed to helping America’s farmers and ranchers efficiently power their operations. Visit for more information about propane irrigation engines and other PERC agricultural programs.