March 3, 2022 YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture has been testing for traces of covid in local sewage water for over a year.
February 13, 2022

To find out how growers and the federal agency can better work together, an AgTechX Food Safety event featured a panel on the regulatory aspect: with Victor Smith, president and CEO of JV Smith Companies...

February 10, 2022

KAWC’s Victor Calderon reports on an event in Yuma last week that will give growers new tools and technology to keep food safe. The AgTech X Food Safety Technology event in Yuma brought food safety experts and researchers together with growers to talk about how advances in science may provide new

February 9, 2022 On this episode of Arizona Edition, Paul Brierly of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture talks about the AgTechX Food Safety Technology event held in Yuma in early February.
February 8, 2022 Start-up companies trying to convince produce farmers they can help solve food safety concerns are getting a leg up through a collaborative effort between organizations in two states.
February 2, 2022 "Yuma and Salinas are joined at the hip when it comes to vegetables," Donohue told KAWC. "For all intents and purposes, it's the same go-to market. I think that us working together is an important signal to the general public how serious we are to continue improvement in food safety."
January 11, 2022 “I have farmers today that say, well, we're doing everything as good as can possibly be done,” said Paul Brierley, executive director of the University of Arizona’s Yuma Center for Desert Agriculture.
December 7, 2021 Some varieties of lettuce can resist the fungus while others can tolerate it and still produce a harvestable crop, and some types won't grow in the environment at all.
September 17, 2021

Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) hosted a roundtable with leaders in the agriculture industry to discuss the ways that Congress and the Department of Agriculture can promote the awareness and opportunities biotechnology has in agriculture.