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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.

Job Opening for Outreach Manager -- Membership Value

2/18/2019

Join our organization’s commitment to supporting and advancing Arizona agriculture.

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.

Video: You Get a Taste of History with Our Arizona Ancient Grains

10/19/2018

Ancient grains that originated in the Fertile Crescent are grown and processed by Arizona farm families today!

Video: We Grow Celebrity Wheat in Arizona

10/19/2018

Arizona grows world-renowned wheat, Desert Durum ®! Because of its consistent quality, our Desert Durum® keeps global markets coming back for more.

Video: The Ag products Arizona Ships Around the Globe

10/19/2018

Arizona exports cotton, fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy and seeds to over 70 countries including Canada and Mexico.

Neonicotinoids Don't Harm Bees When Used Right

10/19/2018

Years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.

Video: When You Waste Food, You Waste Water

10/19/2018

If you calculate the water it took to grow the food on your plate, you’re typically eating nearly 2,000 gallons of water a day.

Food Safety is a Priority for our Farmers and Ranchers

10/19/2018

Arizona families and Americans across the country would be pleased to discover that our produce farmers in Arizona and California take food safety very seriously.

Agriculture in Arizona: What's Out There

10/19/2018

Arizona is more than tourism and cactus. Our diversity of farming and ranching helps make our state's agriculture worth $23.3 billion!

We Celebrate Arizona Pork

10/19/2018

In 2016, Arizona produced nearly $50 million worth of pork. We produce a high-quality pork that's healthy and tasty.

Cattle and Wildlife Hang out Together, Video

10/19/2018

Some of the simplest strategies created and maintained by ranchers benefit wildlife and cattle.

Biotech is Big Time in Arizona!

10/18/2018

Arizona agriculture's three biotech crops are cotton, corn, and alfalfa.

Farming is a Family Affair: The Kerr Family

10/18/2018

We profile another Arizona agriculture family, the Kerrs. This family from Maricopa County's West Valley run a dairy. You'll love their story.

Our Business is Growing!

10/18/2018

Part of Arizona agriculture's robust economy is because of the plant nursery sector. Here, we profile one Arizona family operating in a generational business.

The Med Diet in the Desert

10/18/2018

Our latest video telling Arizona agriculture’s story highlights our diverse farming and ranching in Arizona.

Arizona Agriculture is $23.3 Billion of Beautiful!

10/18/2018

With the latest economic survey on Arizona agriculture (November 2017), we can announce that agriculture in this desert state is $23.3 Billion.

Who Uses Water? We All Do!

10/18/2018

Agriculture uses lots of water. But, the ultimate user is you and me.

Get the Buzz on Bees!

10/18/2018

Honey bees are important.

Trade Talks

10/18/2018

We love and celebrate local. But agriculture also needs global trade.

We Pesticide to Our Health Daily!

10/18/2018

In everyday life, we're using pesticides to protect our health. Can you guess what they are? In fact, the everyday pesticide footprint is bigger than agriculture's pesticide footprint.

Eggcellent Power Packed Protein!

10/18/2018

Economical power packed protein exists in the delightful egg! Plus, egg yolks are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D.

We're Loco about Local

10/18/2018

Arizona agriculture is excited about local food and we produce it daily not only for our statewide farmer's markets but in our grocery stores.

Educational Farming Company. What’s that?

10/18/2018

The Educational Farming Company is an organization that champions agriculture in Arizona by promoting efforts to develop youth, teach agriculture in Arizona’s classrooms and informs the public about farming and ranching.

The Prime Line Up!

10/17/2018

The prime industries, agriculture, forestry, mining, and fishing, mean the rest of our industries can exist. We need raw materials to thrive. We need agriculture in America.

Farming is a Family Affair: The Rogers Family

10/17/2018

99% of our farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Here, you'll meet the Rogers Family from Arizona.

7 Tips to Ensure You’ll Drink the Wine You Like

10/17/2018

In Arizona, it’s not unusual to end up talking to the wine-maker and owners of some of our state’s most fabulous wines.

Organic and Conventional Farming: More alike than Different

10/16/2018

We celebrate small and large farms in Arizona, organic and conventional. We celebrate it all because we need it all.

Ranching is a Family Affair: The Smallhouse Family

10/16/2018

Farming and ranching is a family affair. No wonder, since 99% of the farms and ranches in America are family owned and operated.

Arizona is Sweet on Sweet Corn

10/16/2018

Arizona is good at growing really sweet sweet corn.

Unmasking the Face of Corporate Farming

10/16/2018

It takes a lot of produce, chickens, and cows, and pigs to feed you and me. So, we've built bigger barns.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Emil Rovey Family

10/16/2018

In agriculture circles, we often say at least one Rovey will be at an upcoming agriculture or Farm Bureau meeting. And, once you read Emil Rovey’s story, you’ll understand why.

Membership Matters: Ford Safe Driving Tour

10/15/2018

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Arizona Agriculture in 3 Minutes

10/11/2018

The $23.3 billion Arizona agriculture industry is diverse and represents crop and animal agriculture. In fact, we call this desert state a "nutrition state."

Arizona Agriculture in 60 Seconds

10/11/2018

Arizona agriculture is a $23.3 billion industry and we can show it to you in 60 seconds!

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