The Christian Science Monitor - JUNE 7, 2016
In Iowa, wind turbines generate nearly one-third of the state’s electricity, the highest proportion in the US.
Iowa is known as the state where the tall corn grows. But it’s fast becoming know for tall turbines, too.
Massive three-spoked wind turbines now dot the rolling rural landscape, whooshing around above fertile fields of corn and ’beans (known to the rest of us as soybeans).
Iowa farmers are now cultivating this valuable third crop to supplement their incomes: Leasing land for a single wind turbine brings in $5,000 to $10,000 per year.
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