May 2, 2020

KAWC's Victor Calderón spoke with Paul Brierley, executive director of the University of Arizona's Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, about how the local ag industry contributes billions to the state and local economy and how the market fluctuations have impacted the industry.

April 17, 2020

Our Executive Director, Paul Brierley, was interviewed by Melissa Aguilar from Telemundo Arizona, to get his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture.

April 9, 2020 YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY) - A COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the United States, it's changing the daily lives of Americans including those in Yuma County.
February 15, 2020

In Yuma, farmers and growers have been trying to change their practices to better conserve water.

January 17, 2020

The new trade deal known as USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) was officially signed by President Donald Trump Friday. Farmers in Yuma County are calling it a “victory” knowing it will bring thousands of jobs to those in the area.

November 11, 2019

Many people in the Yuma community take pride in having such a heavy agricultural presence around town. However, the ag industry has so much to it, you might often find yourself always asking questions and wanting to know more. Our Executive Director had a Q&A session with the local news.

October 21, 2019

A lot of variables go into agricultural success, some guided by the hand of nature, others by the intellect of man. In the latter category is a five-year, $2.5 million research project with the unwieldy moniker of “Qualitative Assessments of Water and Salt Balance for Cropping Systems in Lower Co

September 30, 2019

One of the most key nutrients to keeping a plant healthy is water. But what happens to the health of a plant when water is a scarce commodity?

September 2, 2019

In today’s Home Grown, we will learn about a study conducted by the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture. A study on Fusarium wilt, a microscopic fungus that can literally lie under a lettuce crop, waiting to strike.