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Animal Welfare Means Treating Animals Well


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

Drive Like Your Car is Brand New


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C is for Citrus, The Video


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


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Don't Worry, Eat Your Vegetables!


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


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The Saguaro, King Cactus: The Video


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

Arizona Farm Bureau Supports USMCA


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?


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Arizona Agriculture is here to Serve You Leafy Greens!


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

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Deron Keener and Diversified Organics


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Avoid Eye Injury, Use Safety Goggles


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Arizona Rancher Tells the Border Story: Video


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


Pinal County, Arizona agriculture is an economic engine.

The Faux Farm Girl


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Arizona Farming’s Top 9 Reasons to Eat Leafy Greens


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


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


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


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The Faces of Arizona Agribusiness, Video


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

American Farm Bureau Federation


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


We celebrate our Arizona Dairy farmers!

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


Passing a Farm Bill this year is critically important.

Roses are Red and Every Color of the Rainbow Video


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

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


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


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Pinal County Does Wonders with Water Video


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


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


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Apple Video: An Apple A Day ...


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

We're In High Cotton in Arizona!


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


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


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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Ray Alcaida


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

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


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


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!


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

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Klingenberg Family


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


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

Let's Talk Agriculture at the Fence Line


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From Seed to Shining Seed


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!


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

Hunting Protects Wildlife


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

We're Hot Hot Hot about Arizona Chili Peppers!


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


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

We're High on Arizona Hemp!


Hemp holds great potential for Arizona’s agricultural industry.

Arizona's Pistachio Story


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

Arizona Has Pecan Power!


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

We're Sweet on Honey!


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

Celebrating Arizona's Award-Winning Wines!


Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!

Drink Milk, Get Strong, Stay Healthy!


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

Dairy and Beef Cattle: Breeds Apart


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


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


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

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s William Stambaugh


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


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

Video: We Grow Celebrity Wheat in Arizona


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


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


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

Video: When You Waste Food, You Waste Water


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


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


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


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


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

Biotech is Big Time in Arizona!


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

Farming is a Family Affair: The Kerr Family


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!


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


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

Arizona Agriculture is $23.3 Billion of Beautiful!


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!


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

Get the Buzz on Bees!


Honey bees are important.

Trade Talks


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

We Pesticide to Our Health Daily!


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!


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


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?


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!


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.