When considering a solar leasing contract, many factors should be considered. Landowners approached about solar leases should seek advice from an attorney and take time to thoroughly consider the contract and its implications to their farmland.
The decision whether or not to invest in solar is an individual decision. The conclusion here is not whether to invest or not, but rather which center pivot scenarios are better suited for better return on investment and which pivots a farmer may want to target first if considering solar installations.
Before signing a solar lease, consider how it may impact your taxes, insurance, federal agriculture programs, and other property rights such as oil and minerals. This article looks at solar leases and points to consider in Nebraska.
Nebraska Extension is hosting a series of free Field to Market workshops to help farmers interested in field sustainability move toward continuous improvement of their operation. The workshops will be held across the state in December and February.