Water bill could be crippling Yuma County economy

Outlet: Yuma Sun

February 16, 2013

The Colorado River has often been called Yuma’s lifeline, and rightfully so. Thanks to the Colorado, we have a thriving industry based on agriculture. It’s the region’s No. 1 economic driver, worth an estimated $3.2 billion a year. We produce – proudly – more than 90 percent of the nation’s leafy vegetables during the winter months. And we have the ability to grow crops 365 days a year.