Current major issues faced by agriculture and natural resource industries include labor shortages, water use policies, and food safety.
his year your generous donations to the Educational Farming Company helped us convey a positive message of agriculture to more than 100,000 students, teachers and parents throughout Arizona.
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.
Come cheer on your Team with Ag in the Classroom! ASU is going to be donating a portion of each ticket sold through our link to Ag in the Classroom.
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!
The work of the Arizona Farm Bureau delegate body is our most important work.
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.
3-ounces of beef provides 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins.
Direct-market farmers also need to have an educational mindset. If they put out a variety of produce they should be prepared to tell people how to cook it because they’ll ask you.
Be vigilant and never cut corners on your hiring process, even if you need to hire someone quickly.
As Farm Bureau members, Capream enjoys the opportunities provided for them to talk about their goat herd, the quality of their products and the future of farming in Arizona.
As long as these programs remain robust with our support, there will be no leadership crisis in agriculture or elsewhere.
If you want to grow the Med Diet in the Desert, you need to let a farmer use water.
This profile shows the nexus between the beginner farmer and our historical agrarian roots so early in Arizona’s history can have a clearly defined story, legacy, and future.
H.R. 2157 provides over $5.228 billion in total agricultural relief funds.
Arizona's farmers and ranchers use climate, soil, and wise water management to make this desert state an efficient and highly productive agricultural state.
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.