Nevada’s agricultural producers often contend with drought, and there is an increasing demand for water for uses other than crops.
Researchers with the University of Nevada, Reno, have been working to evaluate and commercialize crops that use less water.
Professor John Cushman and his team think they’ve found an alternative. It's called teff.
The grain can be grown as hay for livestock and as a gluten-free grain. Cushman says Nevada's scarce water supplies mean now would be a good time for northern Nevada farmers to start using the grain for livestock and to grow sprouts for salad bars.
John Cushman, professor, University of Nevada, Reno
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