A Michigan ag group is fighting against a solar farm project

A Michigan ag group is working to protect farmland from large-scale solar farms.

The Michigan Citizens for the Protection of Farmland is working on a proposal that would ban solar farms from being built or operated on any land designated as agricultural. The group says that preserving Michigan’s fertile land is essential for the future.

This comes as farmers in Idaho are fighting against one of the nation’s largest wind projects.

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The legislation already passed the state Senate and is on its way to the House.
It would allow the State Attorney General to issue subpoenas while investigating land ownership, and would also stiffen punishments for foreign entities that do not file with the state, or who submit false reports.