A guide to help Minnesota farmers navigate through legal contracts and other issues stalling large-scale solar and wind installations is now available, as reported in the West Central Tribune. The “Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in Minnesota” was developed by the Minnesota Farmers Union and the St. Paul-based Farmers’ Legal Action Group as a resource for farmers considering solar and wind installations on their land. The 32-page guide is intended as a starting point for farmers who are considering large-scale solar or wind projects.
Farmers, farm advocates, farm attorneys and others are welcome to consult, download, print or share the guide at no cost. Go to the Minnesota Farmers Union website, under the Renewable Energy tab, scroll down to Energy Resources and then click on the Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind.