Meet Algae: The Newest Texas Crop

June 21, 2018 08:17 AM

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new ways to diversify their crop portfolios.

In western Texas, farmers are growing a crop that grows in ponds: algae.

“We plant once, we harvest many times,” said Rebecca White, vice president of operations of Qualitas Health. “From that harvest, we make totes—that’s our equivalent of modules.”

Watch the story from Ed Wolff of the Texas Farm Bureau on AgDay above.

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