Future farms go with wind

Farmers could become the “energy moguls of the 21st Century” if they move beyond ethanol to the large-scale development of wind and solar energy, which, like farming, requires “management of significant areas of land,” said CarbonFree, a Cambridge, UK, research company.“For several decades, the energy market has been dominated by a handful of companies and closed to new entrants,” said CarbonFree. It claims, perhaps naively, “The fragmented nature of agricultural production will prevent farmers from dominating the global economy in the same way as oil producers do today.” Guess they never heard of Archer Daniels Midland Co., the largest etha...

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