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.
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.
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.
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.