A high-nutrition crop called quinoa shows promise for surviving the low water and high winds of Northern Nevada. The hope is that quinoa, a gluten-free, high-protein grain, can be a profitable crop for small-scale farmers and could help strengthen the local food system. Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, a regional nonprofit, envisions a day when the region will have expanded quinoa and gluten-free grain-processing capabilities, and has been helping local farmers find spots to test out the viability of quinoa and other specialty crops. READ MORE HERE.
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