Growing solar.

A combination of volatile crop prices, rising expenses and IRA tax credits for solar developers mean farmers are putting solar panels on their farmland to make ends meet, Bloomberg reports.

Key quote: “We would prefer not to have any solar, but if we don’t have it, we won’t have the ability to keep this farm going,” says Stuart Woolf, who grows grapes and almonds in California.

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