Turbines are good for farms, you say

Cousins, David
February 2007
Farmers Weekly;2/9/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 6, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on the results of an online survey conducted by "Farmers Weekly" regarding wind turbines in Great Britain. According to the survey, 61% of respondents voted for the notion that wind turbines were good for farming. Richard Palmer, one of the respondents and has some turbines, believes that the new technology if invested in at present will improve over time.


Related Articles

  • First-ever survey highlights distributed renewables use on farms.  // Wind Energy Weekly;2/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1423, p2 

    The article reports on the On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey in the U.S. in 2011. It states that the nationwide survey aimed to examine the practices of renewable energy in the country's farms and ranches. Findings reveal that the most distributed wind turbines on farms are small...

  • Farm Energy online column.  // Farmers Weekly;2/1/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p22 

    The article reports on developments in the arable farming sector in Great Britain, including the 673,000 British pounds in additional funding that was allocated by the Scottish government to help cash-strapped Scottish planning officers in the processing of wind turbine applications in Scotland.

  • Looking for alternatives.  // Farmers Weekly;11/19/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 20, p42 

    The author discusses activities on and near his farm in Bushmills, Northern Ireland, including his consideration of installing wind turbines, a neighboring farmer's decision to relocate to Scotland, and his observation that beef prices have not increased.

  • A cluster of wind turbines is not a farm. KIEL, JENNIFER VINCENT // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153);May2015, Vol. 319 Issue 5, p9 

    The author argues over owing, leasing and operating wind turbines as not a farming practice and therefore should not be afforded protection under Michigan's Right to Farm (RTF) Act, and discusses the 2014 House Bill 5886 that would have added wind energy production in with farming activities.

  • Grinding halt.  // Crops;9/5/2003, p5 

    The article focuses on comments of Peter Billins, director of British Biogen, on the British government energy policy. According to him there is lack of investment and no coherent strategy for the future. In the year 2002, the Government bailed out nuclear supplier British Energy. It has put...

  • New Midwest crop comes sweeping down the plain. McLaughlin, Abraham // Christian Science Monitor;3/9/99, Vol. 91 Issue 70, p2 

    Discusses the use of high-tech windmills in corn rows and wheat fields of the midwestern United States. Description of the windmills; Money being paid to farmers and other landowners to install them; Increasing awareness of the economic advantages of wind energy; Examples of farms with...

  • Research is vital for a healthy turbine return. Marwick, Fraser // Farmers Weekly;12/9/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 24, p72 

    The article presents pieces of advice for farmers who are interested in installing a wind turbine at their lands. It says that when considering the use of this turbine, it is important to first ask installers and manufacturers for a site survey depending on wind distance and speed from nearby...

  • Big questions after hurricane wind stops blowing. McQuistin, Neale // Farmers Weekly;3/16/2012, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p109 

    The author comments on the implication of the damage inflicted by hurricane Bawbag for the farming community in Scotland in December 2011. Among the effects of the hurricane were uprooted trees and school and bridge closure. He points out that the hurricane emphasized the high-risk nature of...

  • Turbine turn-on.  // Farmers Weekly;2/9/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 6, p3 

    The article focuses on a debate about the use of wind turbines in farming in Great Britain. According to David Cousins, features editor at "Farmers Weekly," the debate has garnered more than 2000 votes and over 120 postings on their Web site. The authors state that the issue is a controversial...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics