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Welcome to the Maryland Risk Management Blog, provided by the Maryland Crop Insurance Project and the University of Maryland's Agriculture Law Education Initiative.  This blog will provide readers with information on legal and risk management issues important to Maryland agriculture, upcoming events, and new materials that may interest readers.

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Landowners Need to do Background Research Before Entering Into a Solar Energy Lease

This post is not legal advice

            Solar energy developers have begun approaching farmers and other landowners in the Mid-Atlantic region to lease land for large-scale solar energy projects.  These projects typically require, on average, 7 acres to produce a megawatt of electricity, depending on equipment.  Because of the amount of land required, farmland and open space are ideal for these solar projects.  Current low commodity prices may make lease offers from solar developers attractive to many farmers and landlords.

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