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Keep Our Forests Healthy

5/22/2019

If we managed our forests better in Arizona, we'd have more water in our reservoirs.

Latest Census of Agriculture Releases: Highlights Across the Grand Canyon State

5/22/2019

There were 19,086 farms in Arizona in 2017, a decrease of 4.6 percent from the 2012 Census. Most of the decrease was in Maricopa and Pima counties. The Navajo Nation counties (Apache, Coconino, and Navajo) account for 62 percent of Arizona’s total farms.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Chuck and Judy Backus

5/21/2019

Time spent outdoors hiking and mountain climbing around the West and Mexico fueled Chuck's decision to want to eventually become a cattle rancher.

Top 6 Strategies to Avoiding Activist Disruptions at Livestock Shows

5/20/2019

Protestors have disrupted everything from the Royal Winter Fair and World Dairy Expo to county fairs and junior livestock shows.

Arizona's Young Farmers and Ranchers

5/15/2019

Our next generation of farmers and ranchers in Arizona are moving forward in leadership work and more!

Arizona Farm Bureau's Policy Development Process

5/14/2019

Farm Bureau is unique because it gives each farm and ranch member the chance to direct the organization’s work.

An Arizonan Does See the Forest for the Trees, A Conversation

5/14/2019

Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe suggests that if we applied true forest management we’d have more water in our reservoirs.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Capream Dairy Team

5/13/2019

Broad and diverse, the latest example of the entrepreneurial spirit thriving in agriculture within our membership involves a rare breed of milk goat.

Tamping Down the Stress Level on the Farm

5/4/2019

A strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say financial issues, farm or business problems and fear of losing the farm impact farmers’ mental health, according to a new national Morning Consult research poll.

Let’s Pick Arizona Peaches, They’re Ready!

5/2/2019

Peaches from Schnepf Farms have been named and featured in Wine Spectator Magazine as the best in the country.

What to Know about GMOs

5/1/2019

While others are in development, there are 10 commercially available biotech crops in the U.S.

Arizona Pork and Trade Video

4/24/2019

Australia, Canada and America are the only countries that can export chilled meat to China.

Sales Tax on Livestock Feed

4/22/2019

To help alleviate some of the tax burdens on our farm and ranch families, Farm Bureau in 2016 helped spearhead a sales tax exemption on livestock feed.

The Video: Arizona's Women in Agriculture

4/10/2019

Celebrating Arizona's women in agriculture.

Generational Arizona Farm Family Introduces Sheep Milk to Product Line

4/9/2019

Our Saturday morning on Rosie on the House was full of all sorts of wonderful information about Rovey Family Farms, sheep cheese and where you can find this fresh, local artisan cheese.

The Truth about Antibiotics in Meat

4/3/2019

When the animals Farmers and ranchers care about get sick, they are going to take care of them like they do their own kids.

Times and Standards Are Changing

4/3/2019

A revised set of high school Agriscience Standards is here, and the class of 2021 will be the first tested on these standards.

Arizona Women In Agriculture Conference

4/2/2019

Resilience in the Desert

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Teeple Family

4/2/2019

Teeple’s lavender has been identified by the plant experts as having some of the highest quality lavender in the world, in part, because of how well it grows in the high altitudes, known as high-elevation super lavender.

A Conversation about How to Celebrate Arizona Wine

4/1/2019

Arizona Sommelier Valeree Halsey Ibarra suggests, “talking with a wine steward at your favorite retail stores or restaurants and have them suggest or guide your purchasing decisions based on your preferences and what kind of wine you gravitate towards.”

The Honorable Mention Goes to Joe Citizen

3/27/2019

A core competency of Arizona Farm Bureau's is to develop leadership and advocacy skills if you get involved in Farm Bureau activities.

Arizona's Amazing Alfalfa!

3/27/2019

Alfalfa feeds dairy cows and dairy cows make our favorite dessert: Ice Cream!

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s John Babiarz of Greenfield Citrus Nursery

3/26/2019

In 1994, as an amateur fossil collector, Babiarz acquired an unusual skeleton belonging to an extinct sabertooth cat.

Animal Welfare Means Treating Animals Well

3/20/2019

Farmers and ranchers employ humane practices to keep their animals happy and healthy.

Drive Like Your Car is Brand New

3/18/2019

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C is for Citrus, The Video

3/15/2019

Arizona agriculture grows citrus too! In fact, Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida are the only U.S. states that produce citrus for consumption.

Savings Options at Universal Studios

3/11/2019

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Don't Worry, Eat Your Vegetables!

3/6/2019

Farmers and ranchers hold themselves personally responsible for the food they grow and raise because what they grow and raise they feed their own families!

Harness the Savings with Propane Power

3/4/2019

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The Saguaro, King Cactus: The Video

2/27/2019

The great Saguaro Cactus will only grow in the Sonoran Desert.

Arizona Farm Bureau Supports USMCA

2/26/2019

The Arizona Farm Bureau is proud to stand in support of the USMCA. Mexico and Canada are the two largest export markets for Arizona agriculture.

Are you Planning on Buying a New Vehicle?

2/25/2019

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Arizona Agriculture is here to Serve You Leafy Greens!

2/20/2019

Daily, Arizona, and California serve up millions of servings of leafy greens.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Deron Keener and Diversified Organics

2/19/2019

The experts tell us that vertical integration is a structure or arrangement where the organization, or company, owns and manages their own supply chain.

International Inventor Waters Dreams for his People

2/14/2019

Bhungroo, which means straw in Gujrati, helps subsistence farmers in rural India store excess water to prepare for prolonged droughts.

Fast-tracking Hemp: Possible Licenses by Early Summer

2/12/2019

Because of the 2018 Farm Bill, while today hemp remains a very minor crop, many predict it will rapidly expand. In 2016, less than 10,000 acres were grown nationwide; in 2017, nearly 26,000 acres were produced by about 1,500 farmers.

Office Essentials for Your Business

2/11/2019

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DCP Can Help Keep River's Legacy of a Vibrant Arizona a Reality

2/7/2019

Of the states involved in the plan (California, Nevada, and Arizona), only Arizona needed express legislative authorization to sign on to the DCP.

Arizona Farming and Strawberries

2/6/2019

Arizona climate and soil and super talented Arizona farmers can grow strawberries really well, but they're not always commercially viable.

A Horse is a Horse, Of Course! The Video

2/5/2019

Arizona has a horse industry in the multi-millions. Between pleasure riding and competitions, plus working horses on our ranches, our state's horses are a breed apart!

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Tina Thompson

2/5/2019

Latest in our ongoing series, this Arizona ranch family has been around since 1879.

Avoid Eye Injury, Use Safety Goggles

2/4/2019

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Arizona Rancher Tells the Border Story: Video

1/31/2019

Ranching on the border for years, Arizona rancher Jim Chilton was invited onstage at American Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting to tell an audience of 7,000 American farmers and ranchers why we need a border wall.

You Lose If Pinal County Ag Loses Water: Video

1/30/2019

Pinal County, Arizona agriculture is an economic engine.

The Faux Farm Girl

1/28/2019

One of my unchecked boxes on my bucket list, as many of you know, is to be like you, a farmer or rancher! You guys are my heroes!

Legislative Leaders to Join Farm Bureau at 2019 AgFest

1/22/2019

Arizona Farm Bureau will be hosting the majority of Arizona's Legislative Leaders on Wednesday at the Arizona Department of Agriculture to teach them about Arizona agriculture. In the meantime, read what their plans are for the 2019 legislative year.

Running the Numbers in Pinal County's Farming Industry: Video

1/16/2019

Check out how much agriculture in Pinal County drives the economy locally and statewide in Arizona.

USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown

1/16/2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.

Flat Aggie Stops Over in Yuma to Take in Some Arizona Farming

1/16/2019

Flat Aggie, Flat Stanley’s cousin, travels all over the United States visiting farms and ranches to learn about agriculture

Border Security for Arizona Ranchers: Meet a Momma Bear on the Border

1/11/2019

First published in October 2010, this story may have as much relevance for today as America debates the border wall as it did when first published.

Where We Accept Risk; Where We Don’t

1/10/2019

Since Americans eat an estimated 130 million salads a day, California and Arizona leafy greens farmers, along with shippers, have zero tolerance (sometimes called a “no fail” policy) when it comes to safety in the food safety supply chain.

Live in the City, Thank an Irrigator, the Video

1/8/2019

We need water for everything. And, thanks to Arizona farmers, they brought you water.

Arizona Farming’s Top 9 Reasons to Eat Leafy Greens

1/8/2019

In Arizona, our Yuma farmers know that eating greens is vital to staying healthy, strong, and boosting immune systems.

Pinal County Ag, An Economic Powerhouse

1/8/2019

Oddly enough, a younger generation of farming families may have to check well pumps again when CAP water is cut.

New Study Finds Ag is Big Economic Driver for Pinal County

1/2/2019

Pinal County ranks in the top 2% of all U.S. counties in the total value of agricultural sales.

Membership Matters: Resolve to Save in 2019

12/24/2018

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The Faces of Arizona Agribusiness, Video

12/19/2018

Farmers and ranchers are in partnership with a great wealth and variety of people in the agribusiness world.

American Farm Bureau Federation

12/18/2018

Farm Bureau is committed to working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities

Arizona's Dairy Farmers, the Video

12/12/2018

We celebrate our Arizona Dairy farmers!

We Need Your Help to Get A Farm Bill Passed This Year

12/6/2018

Passing a Farm Bill this year is critically important.

Roses are Red and Every Color of the Rainbow Video

12/4/2018

Arizona produces and exports 75% of the nation's rosebushes.

Arizona’s Local Eggnog, The Talk of the Town this Holiday Season

12/4/2018

Danzeisen Dairy has already sold more local, fresh eggnog this holiday season than they did all last year through December 25th.

Membership Matters: Holiday Travel Savings

12/3/2018

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Pinal County Does Wonders with Water Video

11/28/2018

Pinal County is home to more than 900 productive and valuable family farms.

Arizona's Competitive Grocery Market and What it Means to Arizona Farming

11/27/2018

Working with only a one to two percent profit margin, grocery retailers have developed apps for cell phones that will advertise, allow for ordering and connecting with customers before they even walk in the store.

Membership Matters: Creating a Login

11/26/2018

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Apple Video: An Apple A Day ...

11/19/2018

Remember to eat the peel of the apple where all the fiber and anti-oxidants reside.

We're In High Cotton in Arizona!

11/13/2018

Cotton is a renewable resource all along the supply chain including in the recycling process.

Arizona Farming Business Makes the Semifinals of Nationwide Innovation Challenge

11/13/2018

The urban aquaponics fish and produce business now wait to hear if they become one of four finalists who will compete at AFBF’s Annual Meeting this January in New Orleans.

Don't Spread Infections, Wash Your Hands

11/12/2018

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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Ray Alcaida

11/6/2018

Ray Alcaida was a long-time member and supporter of Arizona Farm Bureau.

Arizona’s Pork Story Can’t Be Told Without Tom Miller

11/5/2018

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Arizona’s pork industry ranges from a low of $33 million in cash receipts (2017) to as high as $60 million.

After 100 Years, Victory Declared Over a Really Bad Bug

10/31/2018

The attack was persistent, relentless, methodical and annually cost tens of millions of dollars and spread to other states.

We Have a Lot of Possibilities with Pork!

10/30/2018

We have so many recipes on Arizona Farm Bureau's Fill Your Plate, we can't count them!

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Klingenberg Family

10/30/2018

Klingenberg bought his first field of 40 acres in 1965 and continued to work for Valley Seed for 14 years.

Water Planning is Messy, as it Should Be

10/29/2018

For thousands of years, agriculture has moved this state forward and never more efficiently than today

Let's Talk Agriculture at the Fence Line

10/29/2018

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From Seed to Shining Seed

10/24/2018

Do you know where all the seeds to plant crops come from? Arizona farmers grow seeds for broccoli, onions, cauliflower, lettuce, okra, artichoke, grasses, and more! Arizona seed companies export 130 types of seeds to 59 countries around the globe.

Turf's Up!

10/24/2018

Bet you didn't think of grass, or turf, as an agriculture crop.

Hunting Protects Wildlife

10/24/2018

Because of good management of the land, farmers and ranchers support wildlife.

We're Hot Hot Hot about Arizona Chili Peppers!

10/24/2018

In the farming industry, the genetic origins for 80 to 90 percent of the chilis grown commercially in the U.S. can be traced back to one farm in Arizona.

We're Crazy for Arizona Cantaloupe

10/24/2018

Arizona is really good at growing sweet cantaloupe. Here's our story

We're High on Arizona Hemp!

10/24/2018

Hemp holds great potential for Arizona’s agricultural industry.

Arizona's Pistachio Story

10/24/2018

Cochise County in southeast Arizona grows lots of pistachio trees for the tasty healthy nut by the same name.

Arizona Has Pecan Power!

10/24/2018

Arizona is home to the largest irrigated Pecan farm. And, pecans can be a nutritious addition to your diet.

We're Sweet on Honey!

10/24/2018

Arizona is home to some great honey beekeepers catering to the local market.

Celebrating Arizona's Award-Winning Wines!

10/24/2018

Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!

Drink Milk, Get Strong, Stay Healthy!

10/24/2018

Our Dairy farmers drink milk. They know the health benefits of a tall cold glass.

Dairy and Beef Cattle: Breeds Apart

10/24/2018

Dairy cattle are bred and raised for their ability to produce milk and beef cattle are mainly raised for meat.

Arizona's Urbane Urban Farmers

10/24/2018

Haven't met any of Arizona's Urban farmers even though you get to the farmers' markets?

Arizona Agriculture's Faces of Farming and Ranching

10/24/2018

Here are some of Arizona farming's farmers and ranchers. From all backgrounds, starting points, and destinations.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s William Stambaugh

10/23/2018

In over 50 years Bill never missed a Pinal County Fair Junior Livestock Auction.

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