Solar energy projects place farmland as ‘easy target’

Delmarva Farmer
Associate Editor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 11, 2016) — A term that’s grown quietly in environmental circles across the nation over the last several years may have finally reached our regional lexicon last month.
Energy sprawl.

It’s a phrase meant to illustrate the significant amount of land being set aside for renewable energy interests — and in this region it applies particularly to solar energy.
It should be concerning to regional agriculturists, said Gail Owings, a board member for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, an Easton nonprofit.  >> Read More