The White House announced this month plans to use public and rural lands for wind, solar and other clean energy projects. However, concerns loom on creating too much competition for land, which the Biden Administration says will be a balancing act. The clean energy efforts will also involve the creation of jobs across rural America. This month’s announcements comes off the heels of headlines touting record farmland sales and prices in 2021.
The White House says clean energy can help create new revenue streams for farmers, which also catches the eyes of investors. One investor paid a record amount ($22,600/acre) for farmland in Iowa because it also included a wind turbine. The administration says these policies in tandem with efforts to support and invest in ports and other supply chain infrastructure will help ease logistics concerns in agriculture.
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