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Yuma Agriculture adds $1B to local GDP

Yuma is to agriculture as Napa is to wine, Detroit is to cars and Silicon Valley is to computer technology.

It’s no surprise to locals, but now a study has confirmed it. Or rather, reconfirmed it.

Ashley Kerna Bickel, an economic impact analyst with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, presented the results of the study, titled “Arizona Leafy Greens: Economic Contributions of the Industry Cluster — 2015 Economic Contribution Analysis,” released in the fall.