Wind development complements farming and ranching operations. Wind farming is not only compatible with agriculture - it is fast becoming an important component of farm viability in many areas around the globe. Each turbine and access road takes about an acre of land out of production, leaving 98-99 percent of farmland free for other uses. Wind power acts as a drought-resistant cash crop for family farmers and ranchers. It provides a reliable, long-term source of income, regardless of the weather.