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by BETTER FARMING STAFF
More than 100 farmers and media representatives attended a press conference on a snow-covered farm field west of St. Eugene, Ont. today as part of an ongoing effort to halt a proposed solar plant planned by Solaris Energy Partners Inc. on a nearby farm.
The farmers, backed by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, argue that solar plants don't belong on prime farmland. They have erected signs opposing the project over a wide area surrounding the proposed plant.
The municipality of East Hawkesbury has enacted an interim control bylaw, effectively delaying construction. Solaris has filed an appeal to the Ontario Municipal board which is scheduled to be heard in March.
Read the March issue of Better Farming magazine for further details on this issue and watch this website for breaking news on the Solaris project as it happens.