Thirteen members of the Arizona Legislature are participating in an extensive two-day tour of Yuma agriculture beginning Thursday. Several newly-elected legislators from across the state will learn about the fresh produce industry as they tour fields, processing facilities and customs and immigration facilities at the United States/Mexico border. Legislators will also receive a briefing on water and the water rights in Yuma County. Western Growers staff and directors are participating in the biannual tour, which is put on by the Yuma Area Ag Council.
The tour culminates with a lunch featuring Governor Doug Ducey, who will join the tour Friday. Ducey will make remarks about the important economic contributions the state receives from the agriculture industry.
"It's an unbelievable opportunity to educate our policy makers about the importance of agriculture and the fresh produce industry in Arizona before they have to vote on bills that affect our members," said WG Arizona Government Affairs Manager AnnaMarie Knorr.
For more information, contact AnnaMarie Knorr at (602) 451-0658.
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