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Farms Of The Future
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AIR DATE: April 29, 2013

Advances in agriculture are creating methods to grow produce without natural sunlight, soil or acres of farmland. These new, vertical gardens could provide fresh, locally-grown food to cities around the world. We'll talk to an expert about the future of farming, and how it might apply to Las Vegas.

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Navin Twarakavi, research professor, Desert Research Institute

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    Water conservation conference with expert Brad Lancater in Las Vegas June 22nd http://www.greatbasinpermaculture.org/events?eventId=682743&EventViewMode=EventDetails
    TiffanyJun 6, 2013 22:56:48 PM
    The problem here is not water. The problem is the Southern Nevada Health District's over reaching and incremental encroachment upon farming. The SNHD has built an empire on fines and fees relating to solid waste. They are now encroaching on farming and require grinding permits, compost permits and etc. All of this nonsense when farming is clearly exempt from the solid waste management statutes. The SNHD's current position is that if you cannot produce a certificate proving you are a farm then you are not. Further, the SNHD has taken it upon itself to define what the word "farming" means. Currently their standing definition is that if you aren't currently growing something in the ground - you're not farming. So, the problem is not water, it is the State and their governmental overreaching. Besides, there is plenty of water, it is just all underground. All you have to do is to go to Sandy Valley and check out both sides of the State line. In Nevada all wells are limited in amounts of water they can pump. These are the guidelines of the STate engineer. Yet, a mile or so, across the border in California, your ability to pump and use water is only limited by use.
    rhuebnerMay 2, 2013 10:30:39 AM
    One problem here... WATER!
    Tom HurstApr 26, 2013 16:40:24 PM
    Tom, your comments are appreciated,but you are clearly uninformed.
    rhuebnerMay 2, 2013 10:33:09 AM
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