Whereas the Preservation of farmland is important to farmers,
Whereas we consider large scale solar energy developments on good farmland inappropriate,
Whereas there are concerns of soil erosion, baked soil, disrupted carbon and nitrogen fixing, uncertainties of lease agreement details, and un-bonded construction projects,
Therefore Be It Resolved that the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture request the Ontario Federation of Agriculture to prepare an assessment, such as was done for the Wind Leases, listing possible risks and liabilities.
Submitted by the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture
August 17, 2010