It is looking more and more like the Imperial Valley will see its dairy industry grow in the next year and years to come. This good news means more jobs, more money moving through the area and economic development that will only strengthen the Valley and improve the quality of life.
The committee of Imperial Valley people working to bring the dairies here, an effort managed by the Imperial County Farm Bureau, deserves credit. The committee has been aggressive, proactive and done what it takes to make sure those in the dairy industry outside the Valley know what we have to offer.
From what we hear, the dairy industry is taking a serious look at the Valley. Local officials say that in the next year at least one dairy could start construction, and we believe them when they say it only takes one or two dairies to attract more. As dairies locate in the Valley, there will be a trickle-down effect as other businesses benefit from the dairies