Food Processing

Food PROCESSING

icon-agribusinessA $3.2 Billion/year agribusiness industry forms the foundation of Yuma County. Yuma’s Agribusiness sector is responsible for supplying the United States with 80% of its winter, leafy vegetables while also being the largest producer of crops in the State of Arizona. The University of Arizona-Yuma Agricultural Extension offers multiple degrees in Food Production, Food Management and Food Safety.

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Advantages All Advantages

Senior water rights to the Colorado River water
(1/3 of Arizona Allocation)
A 350 day growing season with sunshine 95% of the year
38,000,000+ gallons surplus of potable municipal water for industrial usage
Grows annually 150 different types of crops
The integrated dairy and milk processing operations provides 700,000 gallons of fluid milk each month