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Arid State of Nevada Seeks Help from Israeli Agricultural Experts

Nevada is hoping to share best practices on water and crops with Israel In a campaign to revitalize its barren terrain.

The desert-heavy U.S. state’s governor, Brian Sandoval, is planning a trip to Israel’s Negev in October to learn more about indoor farming, and how using Israeli technology could rejuvenate Nevada’s lackluster farming industry.

Nevada suffers greatly due to its lack of water or farmable terrain, and has only 40 acres of indoor farming statewide. An estimated $4 billion was spent on importing food for Las Vegas tourists over the last year. Israel, meanwhile, has historically adapted to chronic water shortages.

“One of the prominent areas of mutual interest is water management,” explained Uri Resnick, deputy consul general of Israel to the Southwest United States, Jspace.com reported.

 

 

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4 Responses to “Arid State of Nevada Seeks Help from Israeli Agricultural Experts”

  1. Tex Guest says:

    They could benefit ..or ” will ” benefit greatly !!! Just like other arid places that Israel has assisted …

  2. Tex Guest says:

    They could benefit ..or ” will ” benefit greatly !!! Just like other arid places that Israel has assisted …

  3. Aida Sicheri says:

    Besides, who better to ask for advise on getting a desert to bloom?

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