Directors of the Imperial Valley’s Three Farming Organizations See a Positive Future For Agriculture Despite Current and Future Challenges

Pictured from left to right are Cherie Watte, executive director of Imperial Valley Water (IVH20), Rachel Magos, executive director of the Imperial County Farm Bureau, and Shelby Trimm, executive director of both the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association and the Coalition of Labor Agriculture and Business. All three took time from their busy schedules to discuss their role and the role of their organizations in supporting Imperial Valley agriculture.

With 500,000 acres of farmland in the Imperial Valley, agriculture continues to not only be vital to the economy of the Valley, but now perhaps more than ever the crops grown on that land are critical to the entire country and a world that is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Considering just how essential Imperial Valley agriculture is, strong voices ready to advocate on behalf of the farming community are pivotal—especially considering the ongoing challenges farmers face, like increasing costs of

Read More