Solar panels can coexist with farmland

I believe Culpeper would gain some knowledge by looking at other states and what they have accomplished by combining solar farms with agriculture [“Culpeper group urges Madison to rein in utility-scale solar plants,” Aug. 7].



Minnesota has intentionally seeded native plants under the panels for pollinators and then placed bee hives at the same location. Honey is a nice cash crop.

Massachusetts has found that peppers, beans, tomatoes and kale thrive under solar panels. Other locations have found that raising sheep on solar farms is a win-win situation.

Don’t act too hastily when barring solar on farmland.

Earle Mitchell

Springfield

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