Grant to address Rio Grande Basic water, agricultural challengesGrant to address Rio Grande Basic water, agricultural challengeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=169132017-06-20T05:00:00Z2017-06-20T17:00:00Z

​COLLEGE STATION – Researchers with the Texas A&M University System and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute were awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin.

The grant will help researchers from the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M​​ AgriLife Extension Service, and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute investigate alternative water sources, new crops, management practices, and improved water conservation practices to sustain agriculture in the basin.

The project, “Diversifying the Water Portfolio for Agriculture in the Rio Grande Basin,” will be led by Texas A&M AgriLife’s Texas Water Resources Institute Director Dr. John Tracy. The project will be funded as part of the USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.​​

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