Rain or Shine or Virus, Farms and Ranches Supply Our Food Needs.
COVID-19 has significantly affected the entire world and every sector of industry.
As with so much else in Arizona water law, however, the ongoing stream adjudications have blurred the distinction between ground and surface water in a significant way, through the concept of subflow.
This National Emergency Declaration addresses National emergency conditions that create a need for immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment and persons, and provides necessary relief from the FMCSR for motor carriers and drivers engaged in the transport of essential supplies, equipment and persons.
Currently, the production of food in this country is strong as Arizona farmers and ranchers continue to follow the cycle that mother nature dictates and not the volatility of the financial markets.
Cotton planting is just around the corner in Arizona! And, cotton has been king in Arizona for 2,000 years thanks to the ancient Hohokam.
This small, Yuma produce farm in the Mecca of America’s “Winter Lettuce Bowl of the United States” may seem a bit odd.
The system as an aquaponics closed-loop system using fish waste to fertilize the product. Right now, Merchant's Garden is the only USDA Certified Organic greenhouse system in Pima County.
For several USDA programs, eligibility requires recipients to live in a rural area.
Arizona’s Center for Rural Leadership, Project CENTRL, is now accepting applications for Class 29.
UArizona’s new study measured water use in terms of dollar of sales per acre-foot of water, as opposed to acre-feet of water per acre, helping us to understand just how valuable our tree-nut crop is to Arizona’s overall economy.
Today, we celebrate Arizona's produce farmers: Organic, conventional, small and large farms, direct market and commodity market. Our fruit and vegetable farmers help contribute to this state's economy!
Consumers want more flavor and also want to know the health benefits of the variety of foods we have access to in America.
FSA Program Deadline
Greenhouse gas emissions by cattle barely register on the Richter scale.
The most popular breakfast is a hot breakfast. A topic we recently covered on Rosie on the House.
Kelli and Whit Lann are a young couple who live, work and ranch in Apache County.
This long and complicated history of the previous rule left Americans, including farmers, confused and uncertain about where federal jurisdiction ends and where state authorities begin, causing many landowners to hire teams of attorneys to tell them how to use their own land.
Arizona's pistachio nuts are a healthy, versatile and tasty nut!
The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected. Participants are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on a predetermined topic.
As we annually do, we asked Arizona's legislative leaders from each party to share their vision of the 2020 legislative year. Here’s what they said.
The USMCA vote comes just one day after the United States signed a new trade agreement with China, which promises to increase agricultural exports overseas by tens of billions of dollars.
We have an honest discussion about the use of the word milk in the beverage industry.
Most root vegetables are available all year, but the peak season is fall through spring, except for beets, which are the best summer through fall.
COVID-19 and Farm to Fork Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone who comes to our Farm to Fork Dinner Fundraiser. As we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are postponing our dinner fundraiser until further notice to help limit person-to-person contact. We are very grateful for the support that we have received. At this time, we will automatically process a refund to your credit card if this was your method of payment. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing information if you paid with a check or cash. We will be issuing refund checks in the next seven days. The Arizona State University (ASU) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Chapter is hosting our first fundraising activity, Farm to Fork Dinner, on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Queen Creek, Arizona (see map below for direct location). This event will be $50 per person for your ticket which will include dinner, dancing, and live auction!
One of the most economical forms of protein, eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals
The Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee came to the rescue of the Ronald McDonald Houses covering in an area that was right up the alley of Arizona farmers and ranchers, certainly those in the cotton industry.
Member Benefits: Save at participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality Inn®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Rodeway Inn®, and Econo Lodge® hotels.
China imports $1 billion directly from Arizona and of that $49 million is Arizona agricultural goods.
Like soils all over the world, Arizona soil, especially southern Arizona, has some unique characteristics.
Beef cattle spend most of their life grazing on grass pastures.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) today.
SRP looks out for you
In the winter, Arizona produces the majority of America's leafy greens. So, if you sit down to a salad this holiday, thank an Arizona leafy greens farmer.
The plant-based Impossible Burger is the sexy new fashion line for what was once known as the humble Veggie Burger when I was growing up.
Current major issues faced by agriculture and natural resource industries include labor shortages, water use policies, and food safety.
Some fun and interesting trends are shaping up in the food scene, according to a recent study.
Your agent should take the time to explain and educate you on how this program works and to make sure it’s right for you.
Congress decided to officially set a fixed-date for the holiday because of an interesting calendar issue one year.
Old pictures of the ranch and the Altar Valley area reveal a somewhat different landscape than what the most recent generation of Kings are used to.
We're excited about helping Arizona families be successful when they shop in their local grocery store.
Attend the Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers 2019 Annual Meeting!
Ramona Farms, established in the early 1970s, represents the convergence of modern and traditional farming.
Thinking about heading to your local farmers market more often? Some tips.
Do you know the four questions you need to ask to determine if your Business idea is marketable?
Get ready for American Farm Bureau Convention. Register Today!
With the affordability of in-state tuition at Yavapai College and the available learning resources, the Southwest Wine Center easily ranks as a top choice for students wanting an education in grape growing and winemaking.
Arizona's grazing rates are low because that's what the market will sustain.
After meeting her, Hughes and I had a fascinating discussion of the relationship between the public and wild horses. And, of course, I asked her to share her insights with us.
In Arizona, we’re celebrating pumpkins on so many of our family farms. The 2017 Census of Agriculture, the USDA’s most recent, shows 241 acres grew pumpkins in our state from 114 farms.
Knowing the interesting things Howard Buffett was doing with research on the Willcox farm, I reached out to him these six years later.
Arizona Farm Bureau celebrates the faces of Arizona's ranch families.
Arizona Farm Bureau fully supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to repeal the irrational and unclear 2015 Waters of the US Rule.
It takes a lot of produce, chickens, and cows, and pigs to feed you and me. So, we've built bigger barns.
The average car today is only used 4% of the time, meaning that most vehicles sit dormant the equivalent of 350 days per year.
Arizona’s grown cotton for hundreds of years, thanks to the ancient Hohokam.
Mexico is by far Arizona’s best trade partner, followed closely by Canada and China is a solid third.
Arizona apples have some unique qualities that make Arizona apple growers proud.
The diversity of Arizona agriculture is amazing. And, it all works!
Lessons Learned from a Farm Boy Who Had Two Years and 24 Hours to Accomplish the “Impossible.”
To make matters worse, right now cotton demand is weak while exports are uncertain.
Long story short: there’s a lot of work to be done, and not much time to do it.
To apply for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge, competitors can apply online.
The finalization of these rules is a very positive sign of progress towards a more sensible implementation of the Endangered Species Act.
The reality is that advocacy is just as crucial to the future of agriculture as any of the other tasks we do on a daily basis.
Arizona pork is a healthy meat protein to add to your balanced diet. Remember to eat fruits, vegetables, meat proteins,
The USDA recommends that adults eat more than three cups of beans each week for maximum health benefits, three times more than the current average American consumes.
It’s the responsibility of the Executive and Legislative branches to ensure that the State Land Department is equipped with the tools and resources to perform its mission.
Arizona’s $14.1 million makes our state the sixth-highest greenhouse tomato producer in the U.S.
These four primary sectors are agriculture, mining, fishing, and forestry.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, The business plan is the document that maps out the details of your business.