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.
Ancient grains that originated in the Fertile Crescent are grown and processed by Arizona farm families today!
Arizona grows world-renowned wheat, Desert Durum ®! Because of its consistent quality, our Desert Durum® keeps global markets coming back for more.
Arizona exports cotton, fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy and seeds to over 70 countries including Canada and Mexico.
Years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.
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.
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.
Arizona is more than tourism and cactus. Our diversity of farming and ranching helps make our state's agriculture worth $23.3 billion!
In 2016, Arizona produced nearly $50 million worth of pork. We produce a high-quality pork that's healthy and tasty.
Some of the simplest strategies created and maintained by ranchers benefit wildlife and cattle.
Arizona agriculture's three biotech crops are cotton, corn, and alfalfa.
We profile another Arizona agriculture family, the Kerrs. This family from Maricopa County's West Valley run a dairy. You'll love their story.
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.
Our latest video telling Arizona agriculture’s story highlights our diverse farming and ranching in Arizona.
With the latest economic survey on Arizona agriculture (November 2017), we can announce that agriculture in this desert state is $23.3 Billion.
Agriculture uses lots of water. But, the ultimate user is you and me.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
99% of our farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Here, you'll meet the Rogers Family from Arizona.
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.
We celebrate small and large farms in Arizona, organic and conventional. We celebrate it all because we need it all.
Farming and ranching is a family affair. No wonder, since 99% of the farms and ranches in America are family owned and operated.
It takes a lot of produce, chickens, and cows, and pigs to feed you and me. So, we've built bigger barns.
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.
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 is a $23.3 billion industry and we can show it to you in 60 seconds!
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.
Time has become so valuable in our lives and that’s where Farm Bureau comes in for Arizona's farmers and ranchers.
Arizona beef is a top agriculture commodity for our state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This issue is our election issue and we talk about hunger in Arizona.
This issue we go to Arizona wine country and discover how our wine grape growers are crushing it!
In this issue, we discuss Food Safety's Farm to Food Continuum with a food safety expert.
This issue we discuss Arizona's local markets with Kimber Lanning
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.
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.
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.
Because of our 300-plus days of super sunshine in Arizona, cantaloupe and honeydew melons can be harvested in the spring and fall.
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.
Cochise County produces lots of wine grapes, pecans, and pistachios.
We celebrate Arizona agriculture in all its forms. Pecans are just one of those special crops we grow in this desert state.
Sacrifice carries deep meaning but for military families it’s routine.
Discussion of issues facing Agriculture locally and throughout our State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In general, dairy cattle are bred and raised for their ability to produce milk and beef cattle are mainly raised for meat.