Pictured is Imperial Valley farmer Scott Howington, president of the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association, who recently spoke to Imperial Valley-San Diego Currents about the ongoing efforts of those who work in agriculture as the world faces the challenges of the Coronavirus.
With the world struggling through the impacts of the Coronavirus
pandemic, Imperial-San Diego Currents interviewed (by phone) Imperial Valley
farmer Scott Howington, president of the Imperial Valley Vegetables Growers
Association, on how vegetable growers in the Valley are coping with the crisis.
The short answer is that agriculture remains an essential
service not only to serve California, but the nation and the world, and to that
end the harvesting of vegetables is ongoing and expected to continue as the
Valley heads toward the final weeks of the winter vegetable crops.
“We have not to this point been impacted,” said Howington,
whose farm operation, Oasis Farming Inc., focuses on organic crops, but he emphasized
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