The Many Uses of Propane on the Farm

Written on: June 19, 2023

Koppy’s provides dependable agricultural propane delivery.

propane supplier Lancaster, pa There are tens of thousands of farms, orchards, dairies and other agricultural businesses in the region that Koppy’s Propane serves. Our service area includes counties with the most farms in Pennsylvania, including:

  • York County
  • Lancaster County
  • Franklin County
  • Berks County
  • Cumberland County
  • Northumberland County
  • Adams County
  • Chester County
  • Schuylkill County

We are proud to be the most trusted agricultural propane provider in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

Farms are shifting toward propane in the U.S.

In recent decades, there has been a revolution of sorts in how agricultural businesses fuel their equipment, heat their outbuildings and generate power. Propane is replacing diesel for a range of uses on the farm. Propane has some significant benefits over diesel, including the following:

  1. Air quality and emissions. Propane produces less nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide and carbon monoxide than either diesel or gasoline. Propane also generates virtually no particulate matter, a known carcinogen. Additionally, propane’s carbon intensity is far lower than diesel or gas. This all leads to cleaner air for your workforce and a healthier planet.
  2. Affordability. In the last year and a half, we have seen all energy prices fluctuate wildly. Much of this volatility is due to global conflict and energy market speculation. Nearly all of America’s propane is produced domestically. That is a significant reason that its price is generally lower and more stable than diesel.
  3. Cleanliness. When diesel spills, you can face a severe (and costly) environmental remediation situation that will negatively impact your crop yields, operations and bottom line. By contrast, propane is non-toxic. Even in the event of a spill, your soil and water will be unaffected.

How do farms use propane?

One more considerable benefit of agricultural propane is its versatility. When you have a propane storage tank on your farm, you can power a broad range of equipment. Some of the top uses of our propane in agricultural settings are:

  • efficient crop drying
  • space heating in greenhouses, poultry, swine and veal barns and other outbuildings
  • power generation and backup power
  • Clearing weeds
  • water heating for sanitizing milking equipment
  • Irrigation engines
  • Powering forklifts, mowers and other vehicles

These are just a few of the vital functions that make propane one of the most popular agricultural fuels in Pennsylvania and across the country.

Koppy’s Propane wants to provide fueling services for your farm.

Whatever agricultural products you create, it’s imperative that you have ample fuel to keep your farm’s operations moving. At Koppy’s Propane, we bring almost 80 years of experience serving homes and businesses in the Keystone State. We’ll work closely with you to ascertain your propane needs, then set up a customized fuel storage and delivery plan.

Our delivery team is the most reliable in the region. We always show up when we say we will — rain, shine and whatever the challenges.

Looking for a propane supplier who works as hard as you do? Become a Koppy’s Propane customer today.