November 28, 2018

Paul Brierley, executive director for Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, says: "... I guarantee you that Yuma has spent this whole off-season, and the whole industry, is trying to just double down on food safety efforts.

November 27, 2018 With the CDC deeming it safe to eat romaine again, as long as it’s not from central California, farmers in Arizona are ready to get their greens back on the shelves.
November 21, 2018 Romaine lettuce is about 50 percent of the leafy greens grown in Yuma County. Paul Brierley with the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture shares his thoughts on the latest findings along with the Mayor of Yuma shares a statement he just released about the outbreak.
November 18, 2018

With field workers getting harder to find, farmers are turning their attention to automated equipment. The economies of the United States and Mexico are booming, and workers are looking for better opportunities off the fields.

November 15, 2018 As the winter lettuce production capital of the country, Yuma, AZ is a hotbed of activity in the fall, winter, and early spring.
October 29, 2018

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture is hosting a series of Ag Tech Talks. In their most recent talk, they field demonstrations from 12 companies from all over the world present on new agriculture technology.

October 2, 2018

Within the fresh produce industry, farmers need to plant every day to harvest every day or it leads to issues down the road, according to Paul Brierley, executive director for the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture.

September 25, 2018 Earlier this year the FDA linked an E.coli outbreak to the lettuce capital of the world, Yuma, AZ. Carmen Valencia from KYMA interviewed YCEDA's Executive Director, Paul Brierley about pathogen prevention.