This month during the Commodity Classic trade show in Nashville, Tennessee, news of newly developed propane-fueled technology for the agricultural market was broadcast to America’s farmers. Mark Leitman, Director of Business Development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), was interviewed on Brownfield Ag News for America, a media outlet that provides news to more than 300 radio stations in seven states. Leitman discussed grain dryers and irrigation engines that PERC helped to develop through its research programs. Click here to listen to the interview.
Leitman stated, “We worked with GSI and Mathews Co. to develop grain dryer technology that is 20% to 30% more efficient than older technology.” He continued, “With so much more corn to be harvested today and the same window of time to get the product out, farmers need the technology to dry it.” Leitman also stated, “More corn potentially means more need for drying, especially with big farmers, who have to start early and get their crop out. It makes sense to have new, more efficient technology.”
Below, view a video concerning PERC’s partnership with Mathews Co. explaining how propane is fueling the company’s equipment advances in agriculture. For more information about propane’s use in agriculture and PERC’s FEED program, visit www.agpropane.com.