September 3, 2017

Brierley said there’s a growing consensus, including himself, around the county that the quality of mobile phone service has gone down this year, and the usual summer respite when there are fewer users hasn’t happened.

August 22, 2017 Taylor Farms embraces AgTech innovations, from automated harvesting in our fields to robotic case packing in our facilities.
August 13, 2017

The Yuma Daily Sun featured our Center of Excellence Seminar Series about Soil Genetic Testing to Assess Fusarium Pressure on the front page of the business section.

Vic Smith
July 17, 2017

Vic Smith, Vice Chair of the Yuma Center of Excellence Advisory Council, was honored at the Forbes AgTech Summit for his commitment to innovation.

June 12, 2017 Prices are driven by supply and demand — even at the grocery store. When there’s not enough of a product to meet our demand for it in the produce aisle, prices go up. That’s what’s happening right now with lettuce in Arizona.
June 7, 2017 Yuma and Maricopa counties grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the United States, but production has been threatened by a wilting disease. And prices have spiked.
June 6, 2017 When a joint public-private partnership launched the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) 2.5 years ago, collaborating growers and the University of Arizona (UA) decided it’s No. 1 priority was to identify more management techniques for Fusarium wilt disease of lettuce (FWOL).
May 31, 2017

Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer.  When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage—like the one that just ended. 

May 31, 2017

The month of June is on it's way and while summer is officially approaching so is Monsoon season. Paul Brierley, the Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, explains what this season could mean for local farmers.