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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Tin Roof Ranch owners Luann Casey and Gary Gunder of the North Shore are pushing for a bill in the Legislature that would increase the percentage of agricultural land that could be used for ground-mounted solar panels.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM A bill being considered by the Legislature would give farmers a break on the lease rent for land on which they farm. If it passes, it would create an opportunity for ranches like Tin Roof Ranch to add more sheep to its 20-sheep flock.
COURTESY FIRST WIN SOLAR GROUP Sheep graze under and around solar panels at Omao Ranch Lands on Kauai. Ranch owner Daryl Kaneshiro says the dual use of the agricultural land makes his ranching operations more viable by allowing him to diversify his revenue sources