Private Ortega is likely to be the first person the player talks to when approaching the NCR Sharecropper Farms as she is guarding the front gate. She complains how boring her assignment is, but appreciates the fact she's far away from the fighting. The only time she has any fun is when she repels the occasional group of marauding mole rats looking to eat the crops.
"Same as you, I'd imagine? Although, I'm assigned to watch over these farms and keep out trespassers. I do get to take shots at Molerats once in awhile, so that's always fun." – If player is dressed as fellow trooper
"All right. Some of the farmers, especially Trent Bascom, claim the NCR isn't giving them the water they need to meet their crop quotas. Personally, I think they're just incompetent and making excuses. The NCR ought to send them all crying back to California."