March 3, 2023

“Farming is just like any other business,” Brierley said. “They’ve got capital invested, they’ve got employees, they’ve got markets for their products.

January 4, 2023

In today's Home Grown report, Yuma's Brierley was just appointed chairman of a University of Arizona agriculture commission.

December 12, 2022

Yuma County's middle-mile fiber backbone project kicked off this past September and is now well underway.

December 8, 2022

Climate change is threatening the future of food production in Arizona and around the world. Now, the University of Arizona wants to find solutions with a new commission that Paul Brierley will chair.

October 27, 2022

Paul Brierley, Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture says plans are in the works to quickly respond when the next shoe ultimately falls.

September 15, 2022 The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) helped prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in Yuma County using wastewater-based epidemiology. Now the testing will be expanded to other targets supporting One Health research.
September 13, 2022 During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Arizona agricultural research center in Yuma went from solving desert agricultural problems to also helping communities weather the public health emergency, and even helped prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
August 22, 2022 A mid-August deadline for western states to submit plans to cut up to 4 million acre feet of water from their Colorado River allocations came and went in mid-August.
August 20, 2022 The iconic river is in its 23rd year of drought, according to the Bureau of Reclamation, and the two largest reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, have sunk to historic lows, prompting a series of water restrictions. Under climate change, the drought could worsen in the years ahead.