I love the Imperial Valley but there are two factors I have never cared for. One is the summer heat and the other is the stranglehold the farmers have held over this valley.
That isn't to say all farmers are bad. We can be grateful to Los Alamitos farms, who donated 200 acres to San Diego State University. They are unique and deserve praise.
But there is another farming group who are always attempting to exploit the populace of this valley for their own financial gain. They have the belief they are a special class of people and deserve special privileges. They don't care for the Hispanics and view the other non-farming whites as uncultured. They only socialize with each other and don't care for the community.
Approximately 15 years ago, a company wanted to build a cement factory outside of Seeley. It would have created 200 well-paying jobs. It was rumored the farmers put a stop to the idea. The farmers wanted this valley to remain an agriculture-based economy. For political reasons the farmers decided it would not be in their interest to allow the plant to be built.