Some of Michigan’s farmers are being asked to sign up to farm solar energy. An Arizona company is offering farmers more money per acre to put up solar panels than what they can earn by farming. One problem with this is that a solar farm, according to Rich Harlow (Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development), is not eligible as “farmland preservation” under Michigan Public Act 116. This would mean that the farmer would lose tax credits dating back seven years. Currently, Huron County has a temporary ban on solar farming development. Instead of precious acres being used for energy to go somewhere else it makes sense to just use a portion of an acre and produce the energy the farm needs. Feel free to contact Quality Solar for more information about solar news in your area, or how solar can benefit your farm.