John Garcia, please do not include me when you write farmers no longer deserve our support.
My livelihood as well as the majority of the people of the Imperial Valley depends on the success of farmers, directly or indirectly.
Inefficiency within the Imperial Irrigation District should not be ignored. If you were to have your vehicle serviced and were charged labor for five mechanics when one could do the job, would you be concerned?
My business is to sell the finished product of the farmer. I know what the returns to the grower have been. Believe me, there has been no funds left to "skim." As a matter of fact, most of the proceeds have been "skimmed" by growing costs, harvesting costs and shipping costs before they reach the farmer. In the meantime, jobs have been created that fuel the economy of the Imperial Valley.