Arizona Agriculture

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Yuma’s winter agriculture season usually ends around April but this year it ended a few weeks early.  

The COVID-19 pandemic led to industry shutdowns that spoiled the market for commercial fresh produce. 

Farmers in Yuma say they had to destroy acres of lettuce, some already packaged for shipping.  The impacts of the pandemic on farmers will continue into the new growing season.

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Presenting tomorrow’s agriculture technology today is one of the goals of the Southwest Ag Summit, going on this week on the Arizona Western College campus. 

Victor Calderón/KAWC

The Southwest Agriculture Summit is back at Arizona Western College in Yuma this week. For the first time, organizers hosted a Latino Farmer Symposium on Wednesday.

Photo Gallery: Southwest Agriculture Summit 2019

Feb 20, 2019
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The Southwest Agriculture Summit is back this week at Arizona Western College in Yuma.

The summit began Tuesday with a golf tournament. Events include field demonstrations, trade shows, a Latino Farmer Symposium today, breakout sessions and the annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday and an ag tour on Friday.

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Stay tuned to KAWC for more coverage from this year's Southwest Ag Summit.

Victor Calderón/KAWC

As they do on many roads throughout Yuma County, cars competed with agricultural vehicles Tuesday at Arizona Western College. The reason: this week's Southwest Ag Summit taking place on campus.

Looking like Transformers at rest, the multicolored tractors are parked on the grassy area on the east side of the 3C building.

Events include field demonstrations, trade shows, a Latino Farmer Symposium on Wednesday, breakout sessions and the annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday and an ag tour on Friday.

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