Farming the Desert

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Farming the Desert
Basil growing in its last stage before harvest at Hydro Greens hydroponics farm in Pahrump, Nev. The basil and other greens grown at the farm 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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