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.
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 4th, 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.
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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.
Discounts provided must be of at least 10% value of a member’s total purchase to become a benefit provider.
As more and more farms and ranches and more and more of agriculture tries to connect food to consumers, we’ll have more of the public’s embrace.
For this newly established recognition, Arizona agriculture has a great group of women to pull from.
The recent Farm Bill Increased Limits and Makes Other Changes to Farm Loans.
The 2018 Farm Bill boosts mandatory funding for the program through FY 2023 that seeks to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms.
No-fence districts are established by the County Board of Supervisors.
Agritourism is a consumer-focused form of agriculture and it's really gaining traction in Arizona!
Arizona agriculture is host to some amazing pecan and pistachio orchards.
While a Representative in the Arizona State Legislature from 1977 to 1991, aggie Jim Hartdegen served as Chairman of the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee for a number of years.
The good news is that we can benefit from other trends over the last several years.
Arizona agriculture grows wonderfully tasty citrus.
We are thankful for the great working relationship we have with the office of Senator McSally and are proud to represent our agriculture members across the state.
You're excited about driverless cars on our freeways today. But, down on the farm, we were autonomous with our tractors way ahead of the pack.
On his love of agriculture: "I love the trial and error, and then being able to literally see and taste the fruits of your labor."
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines value-added products as a change in the physical state or form of the product; the production of a product in a manner that enhances its value, as demonstrated through a business plan.
25-year-old Connor Schnepf, the oldest son of Mark & Carrie Schnepf, is producing the HOMETOWN 4th of July and Mark & Carrie couldn’t be more thrilled.