Farming in Golden Valley
Esther

Kingman, AZ

#64 Jun 21, 2013
Robert Lee wrote:
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I am not-- just pro growth-- he will change the map in Mohave County in the end for the good
Who is doing more for the county today ??
I would like to believe that is trues but it is not.
Robert Lee

Bullhead City, AZ

#65 Jun 21, 2013
Esther wrote:
<quoted text>
I would like to believe that is trues but it is not.
Who's doing more for Mohave County ?????
Esther

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#66 Jun 22, 2013
Robert Lee wrote:
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Who's doing more for Mohave County ?????
Snakes, Bobcats, methheads and scorpions.
WalnutCreek Res

Bullhead City, AZ

#67 Jun 27, 2013
hey, we live in the desert! There is dust!!!! I think the farm will increase the economy in the area.
Big Mike

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#68 Jun 28, 2013
WalnutCreek Res wrote:
hey, we live in the desert! There is dust!!!! I think the farm will increase the economy in the area.
At the very least create a few jobs.
84oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#69 Jun 29, 2013
Phoenix hit 119oF today. It was the fourth hottest day EVER in Phoenix. Meteorologists around the country are calling the current southwest heat-wave a once-in-a century "event;" particularly because the high-pressure dome that sits above this region is not going to move appreciably and its dominant effects will last over two weeks. This prolonged stretch of adverse elements will have a devastating effect on Rhodes' current farming endeavor. Plants (no matter what type or how hardy) cannot withstand a prolonged heat when exposed to the sun for over fourteen hours per day. No matter how much water you give them, their leaves still wither. I may be wrong and I wish I was, but I don't think so. In two weeks time, we should all know how this economic line ultimately is drawn out in the Golden Valley sands by Mother Nature.
Lisa

Bullhead City, AZ

#70 Jun 30, 2013
64 --[ 84] Your a moron
FARMER BOY

Tustin, CA

#71 Jun 30, 2013
Lisa wrote:
64 --[ 84] Your a moron
If you're going to call someone a moron, Lisa, you should at least learn how to spell. It's "You're a moron."
84oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#72 Jun 30, 2013
Lisa, why don't you admit to us here that you are a man parading as a woman? With that in mind, why would anyone in their right mind believe an internet transgender such as yourself? Didn't we make a truce last mid-May? You seem to have gone back on your word here in more ways than one.
84oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#73 Jun 30, 2013
Furthermore, Rhodes could have made a potentially deadly mistake by planting his seedlings too early. He should have waited after the Summer heat had spiked in early July and the onset of the monsoon season had begun. Now this precious life-force barely removed from its miraculous embryonic beginnings must endure the extreme hardships of the July and August heat to come. If the June temperatures here are any indication, it's going to be an extreme next two months.
Lisa

Bullhead City, AZ

#74 Jul 1, 2013
Hey 94 --No -- could have--( your words ) been a woman parading as a man

On a big project -- don't have time for you today

could get hit by a bus today ??
84oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#75 Jul 1, 2013
Lisa, you only have time for the really dark aspects of life. Your words are worthless.
84oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#76 Jul 1, 2013
Lisa-man, you are so involved in other diversions that you fail to learn how to spell correctly or to think in a coherent fashion on this forum.
GO GOLDEN VALLEY

Bullhead City, AZ

#77 Jul 4, 2013
A grower is transforming northern Arizona desert into a vegetable production area.- See more at:

http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news...

Kingman Farms LLC, Golden Valley, Ariz., plans to supply vegetables and melons in the early fall window before the Nogales, Ariz., deal starts. This summer and fall, it plans to harvest bell peppers, hot peppers, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower from 600 acres. Plans are to increased that to 2,000 acres next season, said Dick Mills, general manger of farm operations. Within five years, Kingman Farms plans to be growing vegetables on 15,000 acres, but other acreage includes alfalfa, hay and grain corn, he said. The operation plans to field pack and ship from a 12,000 square foot refrigeration facility it’s constructing. By 2015, it expects to add a packing operation, Mills said. Las Vegas developer Jim Rhodes wanted to find a use for the land he was paying taxes on that he originally planned to build houses on before the housing bust, Mills said. Mills said the virgin desert farmland close to Las Vegas and Phoenix should be ideal for retailers wanting to promote local produce. Still, Kingman plans to ship throughout the U.S., Mills said.“The opportunity’s here,” he said.“We are here to try capitalize on the season and being able to grow it locally. I can’t express the enthusiasm of him (Rhodes) taking on this operation. To get into farming these days is a tough business, but he was game and wants it done. He’s bringing in the right people to make it happen.” Kingman plans to harvest bell and specialty peppers in August, corn, watermelon and cantaloupe in earlySeptember, and its cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower in late October. It’s testing eggplant and pumpkins and Mills said it plans to grow vine ripe tomatoes next season. With 45 years of farming experience, Mills worked in his family’s Bonita Springs, Fla., produce growing operation and was in warehouse management for 10 years with Thomas Produce Co. in Boca Raton, Fla., before joining J&J Produce Inc. in Loxahatchee, Fla., where he was executive vice president of warehouse and operations - See more

at: http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news...
Big Mike

Kingman, AZ

#78 Jul 4, 2013
GO GOLDEN VALLEY wrote:
A grower is transforming northern Arizona desert into a vegetable production area.- See more at:
http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news...
Kingman Farms LLC, Golden Valley, Ariz., plans to supply vegetables and melons in the early fall window before the Nogales, Ariz., deal starts. This summer and fall, it plans to harvest bell peppers, hot peppers, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower from 600 acres. Plans are to increased that to 2,000 acres next season, said Dick Mills, general manger of farm operations. Within five years, Kingman Farms plans to be growing vegetables on 15,000 acres, but other acreage includes alfalfa, hay and grain corn, he said. The operation plans to field pack and ship from a 12,000 square foot refrigeration facility it’s constructing. By 2015, it expects to add a packing operation, Mills said. Las Vegas developer Jim Rhodes wanted to find a use for the land he was paying taxes on that he originally planned to build houses on before the housing bust, Mills said. Mills said the virgin desert farmland close to Las Vegas and Phoenix should be ideal for retailers wanting to promote local produce. Still, Kingman plans to ship throughout the U.S., Mills said.“The opportunity’s here,” he said.“We are here to try capitalize on the season and being able to grow it locally. I can’t express the enthusiasm of him (Rhodes) taking on this operation. To get into farming these days is a tough business, but he was game and wants it done. He’s bringing in the right people to make it happen.” Kingman plans to harvest bell and specialty peppers in August, corn, watermelon and cantaloupe in earlySeptember, and its cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower in late October. It’s testing eggplant and pumpkins and Mills said it plans to grow vine ripe tomatoes next season. With 45 years of farming experience, Mills worked in his family’s Bonita Springs, Fla., produce growing operation and was in warehouse management for 10 years with Thomas Produce Co. in Boca Raton, Fla., before joining J&J Produce Inc. in Loxahatchee, Fla., where he was executive vice president of warehouse and operations - See more
at: http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news...
Interesting 0 experience in AZ, big difference farming in Florida and farming in the desert. Hope it works out for them and us.
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#79 Jul 4, 2013
What's up with all these ignorant comments about farming in the desert? People have been farming in the desert since the West was settled. As long as there is water available, which Rhodes has at a costly depth, farming the desert is not a problem.
In fact, for Golden Valley with its higher elevation, the issue is more about maximizing the land to grow year round. Will they be able to grow in the winter? If they can, it should be successful.
Most farming in the desert is already done at lower elevations where the temps are a lot hotter and they are able to grow year round. Rhodes biggest issues will be the cost of bringing the water to the surface, maintenance of the drip system and growing year round. If he can handle those issues, the farm will be a success considering the guy manage it has so much experience in the logistics of moving the product. It will be all about maximizing their volume of product to offset the added overhead costs not normally dealt with by most farmers.
Rattlesnake Ray

Kingman, AZ

#80 Jul 7, 2013
Esther wrote:
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Snakes, Bobcats, methheads and scorpions.
Good answer. I was coming back from Vegas and saw a dust cloud in the distance and when I came over the rise, what did I see?

The tumbleweed farm was getting crusty, tumbleweeds were growing and their was no dust. The dust was from some new bald stain, near the Exquisite entrance to pravada, home of the well to do.

Who is paying for the pickle farm?
Rattlesnake Ray

Kingman, AZ

#81 Jul 7, 2013
Ask them for a loan to fix up that garbage dump Jim calls a entrance
HEY Rattesnake Ray

Bullhead City, AZ

#82 Jul 8, 2013
Your a smart guy

Tell us all about some of your projects
that you have done the last 10 years

What project -- you working on today

PLEASE TELL
marzo

Las Vegas, NV

#83 Jul 12, 2013
can I get a job on that farm or when is the first fruit stand going to be

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