Here’s a story from back in December that discusses the advantages of combining solar farms with agriculture, which could include either crops or livestock, to produce multiple benefits, including shading and cooler temperatures for the livestock and cooler soils for the crops. Even though there is some shading, there is still plenty of light for the crops to grow, and the cooler temperatures help reduce the evaporation. This preserves soil moisture needed for the crops. You can read more at Yale Climate Connections at

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