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Leasing Land for Solar Farm? What You Need to Know About Income from the Government and Solar Company

In the US, both the Federal Government and states are looking for ways to transition to renewable energy and conserve farm and ranch land. They’ve implemented programs and incentives to achieve these goals. These programs generally don’t overlap, though agricultural land is ideal for hosting alternative energy projects. However, in some instances, you may earn … Continued

What Is a Community Solar Farm and How Is One Developed?

Solar energy is catching on across the US. Not everyone can — or wants to — install solar on their rooftops, but they may still want to reap the benefits of using solar power. Some utility companies set up large-scale solar farms designed to provide electricity to many households. But another model is also starting … Continued

Pros and Cons of Leasing Land to Solar Companies

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you’ve likely been hearing about leasing your land to a solar developer. This is because utility- and community-scale solar installations require a sufficient piece of land to place all the panels and required equipment. A 1-megawatt solar farm needs around 5 acres, but larger-scale facilities need 50 acres or … Continued

Crop Prices and Other Considerations for Installing Solar Panels

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you can benefit from installing solar panels on your property in two different ways: Solar power can offset the energy needs of your operation Your land can be leased to an energy producer fir a second stream of income However, there may be downsides to consider when determining whether … Continued

How Can You Earn Conservation Tax Breaks for Farmers?

The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly unpredictable. Climate change, market factors, and the high prices of operating a farm or ranch leave many landowners wondering whether they’ll be able to keep it all going. Does this sound familiar? Times are tough, but it’s hard to imagine selling the land you feel a deep connection to … Continued

Solar Farms: Learn How to Sell Solar Energy

As a farmer, you perform an invaluable service to your community and the country as a whole. You are responsible for providing our community with food and resources. And it’s no small feat! So, to power a farm, you need a lot of energy. With electricity prices soaring, there’s got to be a better way. … Continued

How Do Farmers Lease Land for Solar Farm Income?

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you may be discovering the benefits and security that come with converting part of your land into a solar farm. It’s a big decision and not one to take lightly. Before you ever decide to lease land for solar farm income and before you sign a lease, there are … Continued

Solar Hydroponics Growing: What You Need To Know

Solar hydroponics has become a hot fad . . . Primarily because it’s an efficient and economical way to grow plants and produce food. Farmers are exploring the benefits of hydroponics to cut costs and adopt a new approach to farm management. And here’s another fun fact. You, as a farmer, also have the option … Continued

What You Should Know About the REAP Loan Application Process

If you’re a farmer or rancher, you’ve felt it firsthand . . . Energy costs these days are bruising. And unfortunately, they make up a huge portion of your operational bills. But there’s an exit strategy: going solar. So, what’s the big deal about solar? Well, solar power can significantly reduce your electricity costs, pad … Continued

4 Facts About Solar Panels for Poultry Farm Operations

Energy bills are burdensome for all of us, but especially for you in the farming industry. Now, if you run a poultry farm, you’ve seen your electric bill climb sky-high. Your poultry farm relies on power for: Lighting, especially during flock growth Ventilation to reduce the risk of diseases Heating in winter to support chicken … Continued