As we celebrate Earth Day, we at Farm Credit East wanted to highlight Northeast producers who have implemented environmentally friendly practices in their operations. We believe few are more committed to the health of our land, air and water than those who work farms, forests and waterways every day — and we want to share their stories!
Biomass, pulpwood and sawlogs are important to the sustainability of the Northeast’s forest industry but are facing a handful of economic challenges. Despite the headwinds, Northeast markets are incredibly well positioned to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Solar power is already a very clean, renewable energy source that serves an important role in reducing our carbon footprint. Yet, one forward-thinking farmer has found a way to make solar initiatives even more sustainable. This second post in our series highlighting innovation in Northeast agriculture explores the grazing of sheep on the grassy fields that lie below solar arrays.
Solar panels are increasingly popping up across the Northeast. Some are being placed on top of existing homes, barns or other structures, while others are filling up vacant fields. If you’re considering solar panels for your operation, there are a number of things to consider – including how they may impact your tax return.