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Harvesting Sunshine More Lucrative Than Crops at Some U.S. Farms

  • North Carolina added almost 1 gigawatt of farmland solar
  • Projects offer stable income not affected by commodity markets

For more than a century, Dawson Singletary’s family has grown tobacco, peanuts and cotton on a 530-acre farm amid the coastal flatlands of North Carolina. Now he’s making money from a different crop: solar panels.

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