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Propane for Agriculture in Orange County, NY

Grow your farm’s success with the help of A.C. Howell!

There are more than 600 farms here in Orange County, generating more than $87 million in market value for the products sold. The top products here are:

  • grains
  • oilseeds
  • nursery and greenhouse products
  • dry beans and dry peas
  • vegetables and fruit
  • milk and other dairy products
  • floriculture
  • sod

Farmers in Orange County work hard, in sometimes harsh conditions, to provide the products that help feed this county and this nation. Many of them are discovering the benefits that using propane bring to their farms.

A.C. Howell provides farmers with bulk propane delivery, as well as cylinder delivery and exchange services.

How propane helps farming

One big advantage that propane offers is that it is an on-site energy source. You’re not at the mercy of a utility like you are with electricity or natural gas. Speaking of utilities, propane backup generators keep your barns, greenhouses, home and other buildings lit, warm and safe when the power goes out.

Propane is safer for the environment than gasoline or diesel. In the rare event of a propane leak, soil, water and plant life are not harmed. If you have a gasoline or diesel spill, you’re facing environmental damage and the hassle and expense of a fuel spill clean-up.

Because propane has almost zero emissions, it creates a safer work environment for you and your workers.

These advantages are only the start of how propane helps farmers like you get the job done. Here are some other examples.

  • clean-burning, efficient irrigation engines
  • environmentally friendly flame weed control that eliminates the need for herbicides and lets you get back to work in the field sooner
  • fuel for commercial mowers and other equipment
  • crop dryers that you keep more of your yield and are up to 50% more efficient than crop dryers powered by other fuels
  • orchard heating that, unlike diesel heating, is safe for the soil
  • space heating
  • water heating
  • fuel for forklifts that are not only more powerful and efficient than electric forklifts, but also can operate both indoors and outside thanks to extremely low emissions

Get in touch with us to learn more about how our agricultural propane services can work on your farm.