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Zoning and Land Use Regulation of Forestry

By: Brandon King, Mark Megalos, Robert Bardon Woodland Owner Notes

This publication discusses how zoning and land use regulations impact the practice of forestry in North Carolina. The publication also explains planning jurisdictions, components of a zoning ordinance, and where to go for more information.

Landowner Solar Leasing: Contract Terms Explained

By: Ted Feitshans, Molly Brewer

This factsheet explains the contract terms likely to be found in a solar ground leases.

Threshold Issues for Landowner Solar Leasing

By: Ted Feitshans, Molly Brewer

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property titles, site selection, easements, zoning, and other legal issues are discussed.

Solar Panel Materials, End of Life, and Regulation

By: Tommy Cleveland, PE

This factsheet discusses issues relating to the end-of-life and decommissioning of a solar farm.

What is Solar?

By: Tommy Cleveland, George Flowers

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different types of solar technology available and how they can be used.

Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

By: Guido van der Hoeven

This factsheet covers solar and wind energy tax implications for landowners, businesses, and government.

Evaluating Conservation Easements, Solar Leases, and Land Lease Proposals

By: Ted Feitshans

This publication offers information on questions and considerations to be aware of when planning for solar energy on a farm.

Forage Economics

By: Geoff Benson, Jim Green

This 8-page publication will help producers make decisions about growing or buying forage, and about harvesting, storage, and feeding options. Forages are an essential part of a ruminant animal's diet and are an important factor in a profitable farm business.

Solar Energy Resources for Local Government and Residents in North Carolina

By: Tommy Cleveland, PE

This factsheet lists solar energy resources for residents of North Carolina.

Solar Generation Property Taxation

By: Guido van der Hoeven

This factsheet covers personal property tax evaluation for solar equipment on farms.

A Guide to Price-Risk Management in Grain Marketing for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

By: Nick Piggott

This guide summarizes marketing options for grain and soybean growers and explains how to use basis, the difference between cash and futures prices, to evaluate marketing options.

New Reporting Rules for Lump-Sum Timber Sales

By: Guido van der Hoeven

On May 28, 2009, new rules for reporting of lump-sum timber sales went into effect. This document outlines these new rules.

Deciding How to Structure Your Business

By: Ted Feitshans

This publication provides basic information about the forms of business organizations (corporations, partnerships, etc.) available in North Carolina.

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

By: Roderick Rejesus, Annette Dunlap Food Safety

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or policies available to best cover their farms.