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What impact does a wind farm have on surrounding land?

Once a wind farm is operational, there should be virtually no disruption to the surrounding land. Wind turbines and access roads (which are constructed along property lines whenever possible so as not to disrupt access to crops and stock) usually account for approximately 1 percent of overall acreage. Farm animals can graze immediately below a wind turbine, because even at the bottom of its swing, the rotor blade is generally more than 100 feet above the ground.