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.
August 16, 2022 Arizona is among several states facing a drought. Tuesday, the Bureau of Reclamation declared a Tier 2A shortage of water from the Colorado River. Now, Arizona will be required to take a cut in water deliveries of nearly 600,000 acre feet.
August 8, 2022

Registration is now open for YCEDA’s free 2022 Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus Workshop on Aug. 17 to help area growers prepare for the upcoming Yuma produce season.

August 8, 2022

Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs met with local farmers late Friday afternoon to learn more about how the historic drought is affecting Yuma’s agriculture industry.

July 26, 2022

Paul Brierley says the plan for our area is still under negotiation between local irrigation districts, water attorneys and growers, with less than one month until the August 16th due date and will not impact Yuma’s high priority water right on the Colorado River.

July 7, 2022 Amid the call for drastic water-use reductions in the Southwest, Arizona agriculturists, scientists and water stakeholders will come together to explore future sustainability.