Tensions are bubbling up at thirsty Arizona alfalfa farms as foreign firms exploit unregulated water

Without pumping regulations, rural Arizona has become attractive both for foreign and U.S. farms to produce water-intensive crops, such as alfalfa. As large corporations like the Emirati agribusiness Al Dahra settle here, concerns grow about future water supplies from Arizona’s aquifers. (AP Video by Thomas Machowicz/Teresa de Miguel)

Without pumping regulations, rural Arizona has become attractive both for foreign and U.S. farms to produce water-intensive crops, such as alfalfa. As large corporations like the Emirati agribusiness Al Dahra settle here, concerns grow about future water supplies from Arizona’s aquifers. (AP Video by Thomas Machowicz/Teresa de Miguel)

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