Yuma Agriculture

Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the local, state and federal response to it are wide ranging, impacting Yuma's biggest and smallest industries.

On Arizona Edition on KAWC, we'll explore the impacts of the coronavirus on the local agriculture industry, which saw markets drop and inventory destroyed.

University of Arizona

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many industries, including Yuma’s agriculture business. 

While farmworkers have stayed on the job during the current global situation, experts say the food services industry, which is responsible for the bulk packaging that goes to restaurants, suppliers, airlines and schools has been affected.

Western Growers

The president and chief executive officer of an organization that represents farmers growing fresh produce in Yuma County said local agriculture work will go on with added protections for workers due to COVID-19 regulations.

KAWC

Arizona Edition Live

Show Number 37

On this episode of Arizona Edition Live, KAWC’s Lou Gum speaks with Bobbi McDermott, former District Conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture. McDermott touched on the region's largest industry and how water efficiency has evolved in local fields.

Dr. David Brill is one of three Democrats looking to unseat four-term Congressman Paul Gosar in Arizona's 4th Congressional Disgtrict.

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