Prices for Mexican tomatoes expected to increase 40% to 85% with new tariff. Solution: More Agri jobs in Yuma County, AZ

Bring Tomatoes and Avacadoes to Yuma County to join the 175 other crops farmed in Southwest Arizona in the 129 miles between Yuma, Dateland, and Quartzsite. Local Agriculture produces $2.5B to the economy. Crops include winter lettuce, Bermuda grass seed, cotton, lemons, melons, alfalfa, & wheat. Exports of alfalfa go to Saudi Arabia and wheat exports go to Italy to create 2/3’rds of Italian Pasta. Tourists can buy date gift baskets, date candies, and world famous date shakes in Dateland, 40 miles of Yuma. Dateland was a former Patton WWII Army training center.

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