Life in the Arizona desert requires one essential and rare element, water. It is a precious, limited resource to be used wisely. There are many low water usage crops grown here in the Sulphur Springs Valley, such as beans, chiles, and wine grapes, but also some high water usage ones such as cotton and corn. Water is a very touchy subject, causing much controversy and angst between the locals. We hope that all parties involved can come to an agreement about how we can preserve the water necessary for life for future generations in our valley.
Farming chickpeas in southeastern Arizona high desert with an agricultural Zimmatic pivot sprinkler.