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The billion-dollar AG industry stays afloat amid pandemic

U.S. Farmers

YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY)- Local farmers and labor workers deemed essential are preparing for the season to return in full swing in a couple of weeks amid the pandemic.

Paul Brierley, the Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, tells News 11 that they will receive up to $200,000 in donations to open up a lab for the upcoming harvesting season.

The new lab will test all workers in the workforce for COVID-19, this to prevent a breakout of infections like other meat plants have experienced.

Tune in to News 11 at 5 p.m. as Carmen Valencia speaks to Brierley on when they expect to receive donations for a new lab.

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Carmen Valencia

Carmen Valencia joined KYMA in early September of 2018 as a multimedia journalist.


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