Our Best Practices
Food security, operation longevity, and preservation of our resources are highly-ranked goals when evaluating and putting into effect our farming practices. Today, some of these include:
Soil Moisture Probes
Hedging & Topping
GPS Leveled Fields
Mowing & Shredding
Protecting the Aquifer
In partnership with Freeport McMoran
FICO and Freeport-McMoRan (Freeport) recognize the importance of the long-term sustainability of groundwater to the local aquifer. Consequently, the companies have partnered to build a waterline to deliver Central Arizona Project (CAP) water to FICO’s Sahuarita Farm.
About the partnership
- Formed in 2015 to build a CAP waterline extension to FICO’s Sahuarita Farm.
- Joint, private funding of project approximately $17 million.
- Waterline completed in the fall of 2020
Less groundwater pumping leaves more water in the local aquifer.
Conserves water supplies for future economic growth.
40-year commitments, including operational and sustained project investment.
The Water Route
From the Terminus in Pima Mine Rd, water is delivered to the fields north of Sahuarita Rd.