Solar projects with appropriate vegetation can provide habitat for pollinators, as well as other wildlife. Rather than planting common turf grasses, some solar facilities are starting to use seed mixes of native grasses and pollinator-friendly flowering plants as ground cover in solar facilities., This provides habitat for pollinators, which can be beneficial to neighboring farms. Minnesota passed the country’s first statewide standards for “pollinator friendly solar” in 2016. According to Fresh Energy, a clean energy nonprofit in St. Paul, more than 2,300 acres of these plants took root near solar panels last year, according to Fresh Energy. Solar facilities can also cooperate with commercial beekeepers to facilitate honey production, although this may conflict with providing habitat for wild pollinators., Pollinators provide benefits for agricultural production at nearby farms where insect-pollinated crops are grown.