Solar Leasing: A Guide for the Pacific Northwest
Read American Farmland Trust’s guidebook that provides agricultural landowners with the tools and skills to make informed decisions on solar leasing, and to better anticipate production losses and avoid costly legal conflicts.
Farmers Powering Communities will advance community solar scale projects of 25 to 50 acres to provide green energy to the two-thirds of Americans, including many low and moderate income families, who don’t have access to rooftop solar. The goal is to create 500MW of community solar capacity in five years.
Agrivoltaic solar project in Grafton, MA in partnership with AES and Bluewave provides a living laboratory to help understand how solar energy and agriculture can co-exist productively on the same land.
The Illinois Cover Crop Initiative is a new program available for farmers who intend to plant cover crops following their 2022 cash crop. Farmers can receive $10 per acre for cover crops planted by December 1, 2022, even if they have planted cover crops before!
An overview of Oregon state policy to protect farmland and support diverse farmers in climate smart agriculture and farm viability.
Cover crops are a tremendously important practice for improving soil health and reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to waterways. Illinois has taken an important step toward meeting its nutrient loss reduction goals by funding the Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program in the Illinois budget.
Learn more about AFT’s policy recommendations for California to protect vital agricultural land, promote environmentally sound growing practices, and keep farmers on the land for generations.
AFT is dedicated to working with partners to find solutions to agricultural problems in a comprehensive and holistic manner in Midwest state policy.
The Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation Tool, or CaRPE, is a web-based interactive tool that allows users to quickly visualize and quantify GHG emission reductions resulting from the implementation of a suite of cropland and grazing land conservation management practices.
AFT’s Climate Initiative is AFT’s comprehensive effort to ensure farmland, farming, and farmers’ roles in growing solutions and resilience to climate change.