If we managed our forests better in Arizona, we'd have more water in our reservoirs.
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.
Time spent outdoors hiking and mountain climbing around the West and Mexico fueled Chuck's decision to want to eventually become a cattle rancher.
Protestors have disrupted everything from the Royal Winter Fair and World Dairy Expo to county fairs and junior livestock shows.
Our next generation of farmers and ranchers in Arizona are moving forward in leadership work and more!
Farm Bureau is unique because it gives each farm and ranch member the chance to direct the organization’s work.
Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe suggests that if we applied true forest management we’d have more water in our reservoirs.
Broad and diverse, the latest example of the entrepreneurial spirit thriving in agriculture within our membership involves a rare breed of milk goat.
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.
Peaches from Schnepf Farms have been named and featured in Wine Spectator Magazine as the best in the country.
While others are in development, there are 10 commercially available biotech crops in the U.S.
Australia, Canada and America are the only countries that can export chilled meat to China.
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.
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.
When the animals Farmers and ranchers care about get sick, they are going to take care of them like they do their own kids.
A revised set of high school Agriscience Standards is here, and the class of 2021 will be the first tested on these standards.
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.
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.”
A core competency of Arizona Farm Bureau's is to develop leadership and advocacy skills if you get involved in Farm Bureau activities.
Alfalfa feeds dairy cows and dairy cows make our favorite dessert: Ice Cream!
In 1994, as an amateur fossil collector, Babiarz acquired an unusual skeleton belonging to an extinct sabertooth cat.
Farmers and ranchers employ humane practices to keep their animals happy and healthy.
Arizona agriculture grows citrus too! In fact, Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida are the only U.S. states that produce citrus for consumption.
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!
The great Saguaro Cactus will only grow in the Sonoran Desert.
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.
Daily, Arizona, and California serve up millions of servings of leafy greens.
The experts tell us that vertical integration is a structure or arrangement where the organization, or company, owns and manages their own supply chain.
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.