The experts tell us that vertical integration is a structure or arrangement where the organization, or company, owns and manages their own supply chain.
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Bhungroo, which means straw in Gujrati, helps subsistence farmers in rural India store excess water to prepare for prolonged droughts.
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.
Of the states involved in the plan (California, Nevada, and Arizona), only Arizona needed express legislative authorization to sign on to the DCP.
Arizona climate and soil and super talented Arizona farmers can grow strawberries really well, but they're not always commercially viable.
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!
Latest in our ongoing series, this Arizona ranch family has been around since 1879.
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.
Pinal County, Arizona agriculture is an economic engine.
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!
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.
Check out how much agriculture in Pinal County drives the economy locally and statewide in Arizona.
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, Flat Stanley’s cousin, travels all over the United States visiting farms and ranches to learn about agriculture
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.
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.
We need water for everything. And, thanks to Arizona farmers, they brought you water.
In Arizona, our Yuma farmers know that eating greens is vital to staying healthy, strong, and boosting immune systems.
Oddly enough, a younger generation of farming families may have to check well pumps again when CAP water is cut.
Pinal County ranks in the top 2% of all U.S. counties in the total value of agricultural sales.
Farmers and ranchers are in partnership with a great wealth and variety of people in the agribusiness world.
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
Passing a Farm Bill this year is critically important.
Arizona produces and exports 75% of the nation's rosebushes.
Danzeisen Dairy has already sold more local, fresh eggnog this holiday season than they did all last year through December 25th.
Pinal County is home to more than 900 productive and valuable family farms.
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.
Remember to eat the peel of the apple where all the fiber and anti-oxidants reside.
Cotton is a renewable resource all along the supply chain including in the recycling process.
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.
Ray Alcaida was a long-time member and supporter of Arizona Farm Bureau.
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.
The attack was persistent, relentless, methodical and annually cost tens of millions of dollars and spread to other states.
We have so many recipes on Arizona Farm Bureau's Fill Your Plate, we can't count them!
Klingenberg bought his first field of 40 acres in 1965 and continued to work for Valley Seed for 14 years.
For thousands of years, agriculture has moved this state forward and never more efficiently than today
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.
Because of good management of the land, farmers and ranchers support wildlife.
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.
Arizona is really good at growing sweet cantaloupe. Here's our story
Hemp holds great potential for Arizona’s agricultural industry.
Cochise County in southeast Arizona grows lots of pistachio trees for the tasty healthy nut by the same name.
Arizona is home to the largest irrigated Pecan farm. And, pecans can be a nutritious addition to your diet.
Arizona is home to some great honey beekeepers catering to the local market.
Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!
Our Dairy farmers drink milk. They know the health benefits of a tall cold glass.
Dairy cattle are bred and raised for their ability to produce milk and beef cattle are mainly raised for meat.
Haven't met any of Arizona's Urban farmers even though you get to the farmers' markets?
Here are some of Arizona farming's farmers and ranchers. From all backgrounds, starting points, and destinations.
In over 50 years Bill never missed a Pinal County Fair Junior Livestock Auction.
Ancient grains that originated in the Fertile Crescent are grown and processed by Arizona farm families today!
Arizona grows world-renowned wheat, Desert Durum ®! Because of its consistent quality, our Desert Durum® keeps global markets coming back for more.
Arizona exports cotton, fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy and seeds to over 70 countries including Canada and Mexico.
Years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.
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.
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.
Arizona is more than tourism and cactus. Our diversity of farming and ranching helps make our state's agriculture worth $23.3 billion!
In 2016, Arizona produced nearly $50 million worth of pork. We produce a high-quality pork that's healthy and tasty.
Some of the simplest strategies created and maintained by ranchers benefit wildlife and cattle.
Arizona agriculture's three biotech crops are cotton, corn, and alfalfa.
We profile another Arizona agriculture family, the Kerrs. This family from Maricopa County's West Valley run a dairy. You'll love their story.
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.
Our latest video telling Arizona agriculture’s story highlights our diverse farming and ranching in Arizona.
With the latest economic survey on Arizona agriculture (November 2017), we can announce that agriculture in this desert state is $23.3 Billion.
Agriculture uses lots of water. But, the ultimate user is you and me.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
99% of our farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Here, you'll meet the Rogers Family from Arizona.
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.
We celebrate small and large farms in Arizona, organic and conventional. We celebrate it all because we need it all.
Farming and ranching is a family affair. No wonder, since 99% of the farms and ranches in America are family owned and operated.
It takes a lot of produce, chickens, and cows, and pigs to feed you and me. So, we've built bigger barns.
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.
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 is a $23.3 billion industry and we can show it to you in 60 seconds!