Solar farms competing for rural land
April 12, 2021 By Rhiannon Branch Filed Under: Ag Land, Renewable Energy, Rural Issues
Grain farmer Dean Campbell of Coulterville in southwestern Illinois tells Brownfield instead of competing with neighboring crop and livestock farmers to rent ground, he is fighting a losing battle with emerging solar farms. Rural Illinois isn’t the only area with renewable energy plants popping up- meaning more land for agricultural use may be lost.
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