It seems odd to me that my neighbors who farm and are very smart people may have been duped into poor agreements with the wind corporations.  In fact, I believe many probably spend more time reading the grain market reports than their own lease agreements.

 For example, there is a paragraph addressing damage to tile and drainage.  However, it never states how it is to be addressed and how long it will take to fix the problem.  In other states, it seems to return from the wind corporations a matter which was “pre-existing."  So where does one turn to fix the tile and who eats the cost?

Another example, since the farmer receives a percentage of the profit from the turbine in his signed contact it never states how that “profit” is determined.  Weird how the wind corporations never offer the farmer a portion of the carbon tax credit money.

But really, what do I know?


Wendy Powers