Farming the Desert

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Farming the Desert
A greenhouse worker carries a tray of basil at Hydro Greens hydroponics farm in Pahrump, Nev. The basil and other greens that will soon be served on restaurant china are cropping up in a hostile, sagebrush-spangled desert where no more than 5 inches of rain fall each year. Nevada's existing half-billion-dollar agriculture industry includes only about 40 acres of crops cultivated indoors.
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