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We're In High Cotton in Arizona!

11/13/2018

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

11/13/2018

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

11/12/2018

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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Ray Alcaida

11/6/2018

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

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

11/5/2018

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

10/31/2018

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!

10/30/2018

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

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Klingenberg Family

10/30/2018

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

10/29/2018

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

Let's Talk Agriculture at the Fence Line

10/29/2018

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From Seed to Shining Seed

10/24/2018

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!

10/24/2018

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

Hunting Protects Wildlife

10/24/2018

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

We're Hot Hot Hot about Arizona Chili Peppers!

10/24/2018

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

10/24/2018

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

We're High on Arizona Hemp!

10/24/2018

Hemp holds great potential for Arizona’s agricultural industry.

Arizona's Pistachio Story

10/24/2018

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

Arizona Has Pecan Power!

10/24/2018

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

We're Sweet on Honey!

10/24/2018

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

Celebrating Arizona's Award-Winning Wines!

10/24/2018

Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!

Drink Milk, Get Strong, Stay Healthy!

10/24/2018

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

Dairy and Beef Cattle: Breeds Apart

10/24/2018

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

10/24/2018

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

10/24/2018

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

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s William Stambaugh

10/23/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

Video: We Grow Celebrity Wheat in Arizona

10/19/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

Video: When You Waste Food, You Waste Water

10/19/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

Biotech is Big Time in Arizona!

10/18/2018

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

Farming is a Family Affair: The Kerr Family

10/18/2018

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!

10/18/2018

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

10/18/2018

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

Arizona Agriculture is $23.3 Billion of Beautiful!

10/18/2018

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!

10/18/2018

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

Get the Buzz on Bees!

10/18/2018

Honey bees are important.

Trade Talks

10/18/2018

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

We Pesticide to Our Health Daily!

10/18/2018

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!

10/18/2018

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

10/18/2018

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?

10/18/2018

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!

10/17/2018

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.

Farming is a Family Affair: The Rogers Family

10/17/2018

99% of our farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Here, you'll meet the Rogers Family from Arizona.

7 Tips to Ensure You’ll Drink the Wine You Like

10/17/2018

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.

Organic and Conventional Farming: More alike than Different

10/16/2018

We celebrate small and large farms in Arizona, organic and conventional. We celebrate it all because we need it all.

Ranching is a Family Affair: The Smallhouse Family

10/16/2018

Farming and ranching is a family affair. No wonder, since 99% of the farms and ranches in America are family owned and operated.

Arizona is Sweet on Sweet Corn

10/16/2018

Arizona is good at growing really sweet sweet corn.

Unmasking the Face of Corporate Farming

10/16/2018

It takes a lot of produce, chickens, and cows, and pigs to feed you and me. So, we've built bigger barns.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Emil Rovey Family

10/16/2018

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.

Membership Matters: Ford Safe Driving Tour

10/15/2018

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Arizona Agriculture in 3 Minutes

10/11/2018

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 in 60 Seconds

10/11/2018

Arizona agriculture is a $23.3 billion industry and we can show it to you in 60 seconds!

Arizona Agriculture in 30 Seconds

10/11/2018

Arizona agriculture is a $23.3 billion industry in our desert state. So diverse and robust we call it the Nutrition State! And, we give you a 30-second glance with this video.

Farm Bureau Gets You Time

10/11/2018

Time has become so valuable in our lives and that’s where Farm Bureau comes in for Arizona's farmers and ranchers.

Arizona Beef: A Leading Ag Commodity

10/11/2018

Arizona beef is a top agriculture commodity for our state.

Farm Bureau Membership Protects You and Arizona Agriculture

10/11/2018

Arizona Farm Bureau membership dollars benefit You and Arizona Agriculture ... even if you're not an Arizona Farm Bureau member. Join the Farm Bureau family and ensure agriculture stays in our beautiful state.

Fighting Hunger in Arizona with Agriculture's Help

10/10/2018

Arizona has ranked 10th nationally in food insecurity but dropped to 12th in a recent study; we are still 6th in the country for child food insecurity.

You're an Annual Meeting Delegate, Now What!?

10/9/2018

Arizona Delegates from County Farm Bureaus around the state discuss and vote on policies that lead Farm Bureau’s work on key issues that will impact agriculture.

The Story of Arizona Chili Peppers Can't Be Told without Ed Curry

10/5/2018

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 Curry’s farm in Arizona.

October 2018 Arizona Agriculture

10/4/2018

This issue is our election issue and we talk about hunger in Arizona.

September 2018 Arizona Agriculture

10/4/2018

This issue we go to Arizona wine country and discover how our wine grape growers are crushing it!

August 2018 Arizona Agriculture

10/4/2018

In this issue, we discuss Food Safety's Farm to Food Continuum with a food safety expert.

May 2018 Arizona Agriculture

10/4/2018

This issue we discuss Arizona's local markets with Kimber Lanning

April 2018 Arizona Agriculture

10/4/2018

This issue we talk markets and trade with Eric Wilkey

2018 Fall CHOICES

10/4/2018

Don't California Arizona with Higher Energy Bills

Arizonans Need to Vote No on Prop 127 to Keep Electrical Rates Affordable

10/3/2018

An average 2,200-cow Arizona dairy can easily run annual energy bills of $500,000. Proposition 127, on this year’s ballot, could easily end up adding another $200,000 to a dairy farmer’s energy bill to run his dairy and keep his cows comfortable.

Guess What 2018 Candidates Are Saying about Arizona Agriculture

10/2/2018

With the General Election only a few short weeks away, the Arizona Farm Bureau reached out to candidates in key races to solicit their response to our 2018 General Election Candidate Questionnaire.

2018 Fall Pumpkin and Corn Maze Festivals

10/1/2018

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Food Safety Fact Sheet

9/27/2018

The food farmers grow for you, they feed to their own families.

Crushing Arizona’s Wine Grapes

9/27/2018

Arizonans annually drink 19.2 million gallons of wine. In 2016, Arizona wine growers produced no more than 190,008 gallons. This means our local winemakers have the potential to crush a lot more grapes.

Arizona is Good at Growing Melons

9/26/2018

Because of our 300-plus days of super sunshine in Arizona, cantaloupe and honeydew melons can be harvested in the spring and fall.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Jeannette Fish

9/25/2018

For dedication and service to Maricopa County farmers and Farm Bureau over the past 20 years, Jeannette Fish received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture award from Maricopa County Farm Bureau and also Arizona Farm Bureau in 2015.

We're High on Hemp!

9/19/2018

We're high on Hemp but it's not what you think!

Make your Own Lunchables

9/17/2018

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Arizona’s Pistachio Story

9/12/2018

Cochise County produces lots of wine grapes, pecans, and pistachios.

Arizona Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

9/7/2018

97th Annual Meeting in Mesa, AZ Mesa Convention Center

Want a Date?

9/3/2018

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Pecan Power in Arizona Farming

8/29/2018

We celebrate Arizona agriculture in all its forms. Pecans are just one of those special crops we grow in this desert state.

Farmers and Ranchers Dig Deep

8/28/2018

Sacrifice carries deep meaning but for military families it’s routine.

Racin' Bacon Derby Dinner!

8/28/2018

Come join us for some fun and exciting activities!

Greenlee County Annual Meeting

8/27/2018

Discussion of issues facing Agriculture locally and throughout our State.

Food Safety’s Farm-to-Fork Continuum

8/22/2018

Everyone in the farm-to-fork continuum should keep documentation for one-step back and one-step forward, meaning that they know who they received the product from and they know who they gave it to, the food supply chain.

Candidates in Contested Primaries Share Their Plans for Arizona Agriculture

8/21/2018

This summer, Arizona Farm Bureau gathered comments from candidates in key primary races through its 2018 Primary Election Candidate Questionnaire. The agriculture-focused questions were designed to give members an overview of the agriculture-related positions held by primary candidates in competitive races.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Monica Kilcullen Pastor

8/21/2018

If you’re in agriculture in this state and involved in leadership roles, certainly agriculture education, you know who Monica is and what her passion is: teaching teachers to teach youth about where their food comes from. Plus, a few other things we’ll find out.

Monsoon Rains Bring More Bugs!

8/19/2018

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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Meier Family

8/14/2018

The Meier’s family, beginning with his father, Bill, had always farmed hundreds of acres in what we’d consider close to the heart of Phoenix, much of it on land that now has houses instead of crops.

Membership Matters: Your FB Benefit App

8/13/2018

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Arizona Farm Bureau Successes

8/7/2018

The best way to explain our lobbying and outreach story is to show the highlights of the last two decades. We plan to share weekly highlights of each one of the years beginning in 2000.

Beef and Dairy Cattle: Breeds Apart

8/1/2018

In general, dairy cattle are bred and raised for their ability to produce milk and beef cattle are mainly raised for meat.

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