Across the flatlands of Illinois, a new crop is rising among the traditional waves of grain,
. . . as hundreds of farmers calculate, solar energy could earn them about
. . . 3 times what an average harvest would yield, a move encouraged by a state law,
. . . requiring that renewable resources provide 25% of Illinois power by 2025.
According to the federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment,
. . . more extreme:
. . . . . . high temperatures,
. . . . . . increased humidity, and
. . . . . . precipitation,
. . . could mean more pests and pathogens on farms throughout the Midwest in the coming decades. Crop productivity could drop, to levels not seen since the 1980s, the report warned.
2-25-2019 Source: Next money crop for farmers: #Solar panels
Next money crop for farmers: #Solar panels
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