Farmer in tractor preparing land with seedbed cultivator

CEA’s Michael Butler discusses the importance of pipelines to Pennsylvania’s farmers.

Some energy costs are easy to point out, like the diesel fuel needed to run tractors, combines and other implements. Others are not, like the expenses incurred for farmers who use irrigation systems, which run the pumps that move water into fields. This, the EIA notes, is because of “the high cost of connecting various dispersed systems to the electric grid and the high cost of having enough capacity available to meet seasonal irrigation load.”

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