New Fact Sheet Highlights Value of Solar Grazing
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A new fact sheet from the Center for Rural Affairs explains how grazing on solar sites can enhance value and keep land in agriculture use. Solar grazing is the use of livestock, usually sheep, to manage vegetation at solar sites. It takes the place of traditional mowing, offering numerous environmental and financial benefits and meeting clean energy and agricultural goals simultaneously. Making the Case for Solar Grazing addresses the economics and environmental benefits of solar grazing, provides steps for the planning process, discusses what developers and farmers should consider when developing a contract, aids in considering appropriate seed mixes, and offers recommendations to policymakers that incentivize beneficial practices.