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Harvesting the Wind

April 09, 2021 DTN/Progressive Farmer Season 1 Episode 47
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Harvesting the Wind
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Harvesting the Wind
Apr 09, 2021 Season 1 Episode 47
DTN/Progressive Farmer

With a new administration finding their footing in Washington, a renewed and re-energized focus on alternative energy, and wind in particular, is elevating many community tensions around wind leases on farmland. Today, Progressive Farmer Crops Editor Matt Wilde joins us to share the specific story about farmers, wind energy and the community response in Madison County, Iowa, and how the fallout from a landmark decision there might affect the appetite for wind investment elsewhere. We’ll talk about farmer perspectives, the economics of wind, how to take community feedback into account, and best practices when considering and reviewing a proposed wind lease for your farm.





Show Notes

With a new administration finding their footing in Washington, a renewed and re-energized focus on alternative energy, and wind in particular, is elevating many community tensions around wind leases on farmland. Today, Progressive Farmer Crops Editor Matt Wilde joins us to share the specific story about farmers, wind energy and the community response in Madison County, Iowa, and how the fallout from a landmark decision there might affect the appetite for wind investment elsewhere. We’ll talk about farmer perspectives, the economics of wind, how to take community feedback into account, and best practices when considering and reviewing a proposed wind lease for your farm.