News Releases

News Releases
{{a.title}}

{{a.publishDate}}

{{a.summary}}

Classic Arizona Thanksgiving Dinner Cost down 3% in 2016

11/15/2016

Arizona Thanksgiving feast this year with all the trimmings will cost $46.27 for an Arizona family of 10 or around $4.63 per person. This is a decrease of $1.56 or about 3 percent less than the 2015 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($47.83).

Arizona Food Prices are Down 10% from a Year Ago; 1% Down from most recent Quarter

10/17/2016

Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket were down in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $48.72, down 54 cents or about 1 percent less than the second quarter of 2016.

Arizona Food Prices are Down 6 percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

1/25/2016

Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket were down in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $51.15, down $3.42 or just over 6 percent less than the third quarter of 2015.

Arizona Food Prices Up

9/30/2015

Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up in the third quarter of 2015.

Mark Killian New Director for Arizona Department of Agriculture

4/14/2015

Arizona Farm Bureau is pleased by the recent announcement of Mark Killian as the new director of Arizona’s Department of Agriculture.

Arizona Farm Bureau Pleased by Mark Killian's Appointment as Director of Arizona Department of Agriculture

4/14/2015

Arizona Farm Bureau is pleased by today’s announcement of Mark Killian as the new director of Arizona’s Department of Agriculture (ADA).

Classic Arizona Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Decreases 5%

11/19/2014

As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $46.16 for an Arizona family of 10, or around $4.61 per person. This is a decrease of $2.47 or about 5 percent under the 2013 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($48.63).

Arizona's Market Basket Prices Are Down Compared to National

10/7/2014

At a time when overall food prices across the nation have been steadily increasing, Arizona Farm Bureau has some relatively good news. Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $50.88, down $1.76 cents or about 3 percent less than the second quarter of 2014.

Arizona Food Prices are Up Slightly in the Second Quarter of 2014

7/2/2014

Arizona, July 1, 2014 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $52.64, up $.24 cents or about half a percent more than the first quarter of 2014.

Arizona Food PRices are Up Slightly in the First Quarter of 2014

4/3/2014

Arizona, April 3, 2014 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $52.40, up $.78 cents or about 1.5% more than the fourth quarter of 2013.

Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu 23

10/8/2013

Arizona Farm Bureau put together a menu to help you stretch your food dollar by utilizing items that have gone down in price. This quarter’s items down in price are milk, sirloin roast, ground chuck, orange juice, flour, apples and toasted oat cereal. To obtain actual recipes for the “Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu 23” go to www.fillyourplate.org and click on the recipe tab.

Arizona Food Prices are Up 6% in the Third Quarter of 2013

10/8/2013

Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up in the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $50.87, up $2.90 or about 6% more than the second quarter of 2013. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national survey was $53.20, up $1.66 or about 3% higher than their March semi-annual survey.

Arizona Food Prices are Down 1.5%

4/16/2013

Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $49.75, down $0.79 or about 1.5% less than the fourth quarter of 2012. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national survey was $51.54, up $1 or about 2% higher compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

Arizona Farm Bureau Remembers Eddie Basha

3/27/2013

On behalf of Arizona Farm Bureau, President Kevin Rogers extends condolences to the Basha family and remembers “A true community giver.”

A Spark of Optimism for Ag Labor Reform

2/15/2013

Farmers and ranchers need a reliable workforce to produce food for America, and accept that most of the workers they need come from other nations. It has been a long time coming, but U.S. lawmakers are increasingly recognizing this as well.

Farm Bureau Thanks Senators McCain and Flake

1/31/2013

Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers expresses “… his appreciation for the efforts of both Arizona Senators to achieve reasonable and rational solutions to the immigration issue.”

Surfers Will Get their Wetsuits from the Arizona Desert in the Future

1/4/2013

Thanks to a unique plant that thrives in the Arizona desert, surfers will be getting their “all-natural” wetsuits from the Arizona desert.

West Pinal County Officially Designated as a Non-Attainment Area for PM10 Dust

12/11/2012

The EPA officially declared a portion of Pinal County in non-attainment for PM10 particulate matter or dust. The declaration was based upon air monitoring data that showed portions of Pinal County repeatedly violated the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for dust particles. The boundaries for the non-attainment area cover the western half of Pinal County excluding Indian reservations and wilderness areas.

Food Dollars: Food Prices increase slightly in the Second Quarter of 2012

12/4/2012

Arizona, July 24, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket slightly increased in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $51.19, up 40 cents or about 1% above the first quarter of 2012. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national survey was $50.91, down $1.57 or about 3% lower compared to the first quarter of 2012; a 28 cent difference between the two.

Classice Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Decreases 55 in 2012

12/4/2012

ARIZONA, November 13, 2012 - As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $47.53 for an Arizona family of 10, or around $4.75 per person. This is a decrease of $2.53 or about 5 percent under the 2011 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($50.06) and $1.95 cents less than this year’s American Farm Bureau Thanksgiving survey of $49.48.

Arizona Agriculture's Top Commodities

12/4/2012

Arizona's top agriculture commodities generate nearly $4 Billion in cash receipts alone. The majority of these crops include fruits and vegetables. As a result, Arizona agriculture produces an amazing diversity of crops and livestock.

Health Care Reform for Employers

11/26/2012

Even the President said he liked the common name for this “ObamaCare.” Please find attached a summary…but more importantly a summary focusing on agricultural employers.  Also note the caveat…this is as of October 2012. As indicated some of the “answers” simply are not available yet, but this is what we do know.  Health Care Reform ...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Decreases 5% in 2012

11/13/2012

Arizona’s Thanksgiving Dinner is $1.95 cheaper than National’sAgain this year… an organic price survey. ARIZONA, November 13, 2012 - As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $47.53 for an Arizona family of 10, or around $4.75 per person. This is a decrease of $2.53 or abo...

Good News For Holiday Food Shopping … Arizona Food Prices Down!

10/17/2012

Arizona, October 17, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down in the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $49.25, down $1.94 or about 4% less than the second quarter of 2012. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s natio...

2012 Primary Candidate Endorsements From Arizona Farm Bureau's AGPAC

9/28/2012

Arizona Farm Bureau's AgPAC regularly endorses candidates during election years. For the 2012 election we have a list of endorsed candidates.

Arizona Farm Bureau Releases New Set of Strategies for Arizona Families to Stretch Their Food Dollars

9/28/2012

ARIZONA -- (August 14, 2012) – In light of recent food prices and anticipated future price increases due to widespread drought in the Midwest and other factors, Arizona Farm Bureau releases an updated set of strategies for Arizona families to stretch their food dollars.

2012 Primary Candidate Endorsements from Arizona Farm Bureau's AgPAC

8/31/2012

Arizona Farm Bureau's AgPAC regularly endorses candidates during election years. For the 2012 election we have a list of endorsed candidates. Our 2012 Primary Election Candidates...

Arizona Farm Bureau Releases New Set of Strategies for Arizona Families to Stretch Their Food Dollars (1)

8/14/2012

ARIZONA -- (August 14, 2012) – In light of recent food prices and anticipated future price increases due to widespread drought in the Midwest and other factors, Arizona Farm Bureau releases an updated set of strategies for Arizona families to stretch their food dollars. “Along with our quarterly food marketbasket survey, Arizona Farm Bureau always releases information about how t...

Food Dollars: Food Prices Increase Slightly in the Second Quarter of 2012 (1)

7/25/2012

Arizona, July 24, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket slightly increased in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $51.19, up 40 cents or about 1% above the first quarter of 2012. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s n...

West Pinal County Officially Designated as a Non-attainment Area for PM10

6/18/2012

 Compliance goes into effect Monday, July 2, 2012The EPA officially declared a portion of Pinal County in non-attainment for PM10 particulate matter or dust. The declaration was based upon air monitoring data that showed portions of Pinal County repeatedly violated the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for dust particles. The boundaries for the non-attainment area cove...

Food Prices Down Slightly in the First Quarter of 2012

4/12/2012

       This quarter’s Stretch Your Dollar menu and recipes are available on fillyourplate.org Arizona, April 12, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down slightly in the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic groc...

Farmers, Ranchers Contribute to Needy Families Across America

2/24/2012

 Arizona’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Do Their Part (Arizona) -- February 24, 2012 – The farm and ranch families of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) last year raised more than $556,273 and donated more than 10 million pounds of food to assist hungry Americans as part of Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program through Feeding America. Combined, the mon...

Arizona Farming and Ranching: The Essential Need for Immigrant Labor

2/24/2012

 By Kevin Rogers, Arizona Farm BureauI wonder how long before we can have a discussion of immigration and labor issues without it being closed off with the phrases of “border security” and “open border and cheap labor?” Clearly, we have people in this state whose livelihood and security is threatened by border failures. Their pleas should not go unnoticed. One of the ...

Continuing to take the Contrarian’s Path from National, Arizona Food Prices are Up 1% from Last Quarter

1/11/2012

Arizona, January 11, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up slightly in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $51.39, up 68 cents or about 1% above the third quarter of 2011. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s ...

CAPITOL GROUNDS MAKEOVER TO GET ‘BIG REVEAL’:

1/3/2012

ARIZONA -- (January 3, 2012) -- In advance of Arizona’s upcoming centennial in February, a team of community leaders from both the public and private sectors will officially unveil the results of their united effort to beautify Arizona’s Capitol Mall and Wesley Bolin Plaza on Thursday. Governor Jan Brewer and Senate President Steve Pierce will speak at the press conference scheduled f...

New House Bill Prevents EPA Dust Regulation

12/6/2011

The American Farm Bureau Federation  and Arizona Farm Bureau is urging members of the House to support a bill that would exclude from federal regulation dust that occurs naturally in the course of normal farming activities.Arizona Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Rogers testified on behalf of AFBF to a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding H.R. 1633, the ...

Rogers Re-Elected Farm Bureau President (1)

11/15/2011

The leader of the state's largest farm organization was recently re-elected to a new two-year term in office. Arizona Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Rogers was re-elected in a unanimous vote of farm and ranch delegates to the organization's 90th Annual Meeting, which was held last week at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Rogers, who along with his family farms 7...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Increases 13% in 2011

11/15/2011

New this year … an organic price survey. ARIZONA, November 15, 2011 - As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $50.06 for an Arizona family of 10, or around $5.00 per person. This is an increase of $5.89 or about 13 percent over the 2010 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($44.17) and 86 cent...

Arizona Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting Begins: President Bob Stallman Speaks to Arizona's Farmers and Ranchers

11/8/2011

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman will speak to Arizona’s farmers and ranchers at this year’s Arizona Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 10 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona. He’ll be addressing more than 300 farm and ranch delegates from around the state regarding critical agriculture issues. “Farm Bureau has an ...

Arizona Leafy Greens Week Celebrates Impact of Lettuce on State's Economy

11/4/2011

Arizona Leafy Greens Week celebrates impact of lettuce on state’s economy Gov. Jan Brewer dedicates Nov. 13-19 in honor of state’s bountiful leafy greens harvest PHOENIX (November, 2011) -- In recognition of the bountiful harvest generated by Arizona’s abundant lettuce industry, Governor Jan Brewer has proclaimed Nov. 13-19, Arizona Leafy Greens Week. “The c...

Despite National Food Inflation, Arizona Food Prices Down 1% from Last Quarter

9/20/2011

  Arizona, September 20, 2011 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down slightly in the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $50.71, down $.60 or about 1% below the second quarter of 2011. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Feder...

Arizona Food Prices Continue to Rise; 7% Above First Quarter 2011

6/21/2011

  Arizona, June 21, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up again in the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $51.31, up $3.46 or about 7% higher than the first quarter of 2011. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation...

Arizona Food Prices Continue to Rise in 2nd Quarter

6/21/2011

Arizona Food Prices Continue to Rise; 7% Above First Quarter 2011        This quarter’s Stretch Your Dollar menu and recipes are available on fillyourplate.org  Arizona, June 21, 2012 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up again in the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Su...

Arizona Food Prices Trend Upward in 1st Quarter

4/6/2011

Arizona, April 6, 2011 – Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are up in the first quarter of 2011, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $47.85, up $2.41 or about 5% higher than the fourth quarter of 2010. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s nati...

Arizona Ag Moms Celebrate Food Check-Out Week with NASCAR and Apple Pie

2/22/2011

NASCAR Driver Kenny Wallace to join Arizona Farm Bureauto advocate for Arizona Family Farmers & Ranchers Arizona Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out that runs this week focuses on helping Arizona families stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious and yummy food. Part of the celebration occurs at the state capitol this Thursday, February 24th. NASCAR driver Kenny Wall...

Arizona Farm Bureau Makes its Mark in Snowy Atlanta

1/24/2011

Delegation enjoys success at the 2011 AFBF Convention By Paul Brierley, Arizona Farm BureauIt was a weekend of historic snow and ice for the city of Atlanta, and a weekend of historic achievement for the Arizona Farm Bureau. A delegation of thirty volunteer leaders from around the state and Farm Bureau staff headed to Atlanta in mid-January for the 92nd American Farm Bureau (AFBF) a...

Support AITC while Watching the Phoenix Suns!

1/11/2011

Come watch your Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Hornets at US Airways Arena on Friday, March 25th. Tickets are $40 per person in the 200 Level Sidelines and $65 per person for 100 Level Baselines.All proceeds benefit Arizona Farm Bureau's Agriculture in the Classroom Program! Help us sell 55 tickets so we can get our name on the Scoreboard during game time.AITC Group Members will Get:* ...

Despite a Nationwide Trend Upward, Arizona Food Prices move down again in 4th Quarter

1/6/2011

Arizona, January 6, 2011 – For the second time in a row, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $45.44, down $1.04 or about 2% lower than the third quarter of 2010. Comparatively, the American ...

Popular Website Dedicated to Arizona Food and Connecting Farmers to Arizona Consumers Gets a Facelift

11/29/2010

Arizona, November 18, 2010 – Arizona Farm Bureau recently re-launched its Fill Your Plate website as part of its ongoing commitment to preserving and promoting the Arizona agriculture industry and helping Arizonans connect to our state’s farmers and ranchers. “Arizona is a leading food producer in the nation!” says Julie Murphree, spokesperson for the Arizona Farm...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Increases 9% in 2010

11/16/2010

 ARIZONA, November 16, 2010 ? As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $44.17 for an Arizona family of 10, or around $4.42 per person. This is an increase of $3.70 or about 9 percent over the 2009 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($40.47) and 70 cents over this year’s American Farm Bureau su...

Ag Education Assistant - Public Relations Division

11/1/2010

Ad Education Assistant – Public Relations DivisionJob Description – 2010 Ag Education Assistant for Education & Promotion Position Title:                   Ag Education Assistant-Public Relations Division (Part Time)            This ...

Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu XI

10/11/2010

Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu XIArizona Farm Bureau put together a menu to help you stretch your food dollar by utilizing items that have gone down in price. This quarter’s items down in price are ground chuck, sliced deli ham, boneless chicken breast, milk, eggs, flour, orange juice, vegetable oil, toasted oat cereal and white bread. Arizona Farm Bureau recommends stocking up on dairy...

Arizona Food Prices Down for the First Time this Year

10/11/2010

  Arizona, October 11, 2010 – For the first time this year, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down in the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $46.48, down $2.36 or about 5% lower than the second quarter of 2010. Comparatively, the A...

Arizona Farmers Say Proposed Dust Standard Will Slow Economic Recovery

9/28/2010

Arizona, September 28, 2010 – “EPA is considering tighter dust regulations that will strangle economic recovery and future growth of Arizona,” according to Kevin Rogers, President of the Arizona Farm Bureau. Arizona’s arid desert climates make it very difficult to reach the current air quality standard. Currently Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma Counties are non-attainm...

General Election Candidates Share Their Views on the Issues: Part II

9/24/2010

State Representative – District 22Eddie Farnsworth-RNo Response Steve Urie-RQ1 Yes! Federal law is codified into state statute all the time in order for the state to enforce the federal law on a state level. A primary example of this is the Federal Fair Housing Act. In addition, AZ is not the first state to take action against illegal aliens. The CA Penal Code 834.B which has been...

General Election Candidates Share Their Views on the Issues: 2010 Election

9/24/2010

 The main purpose of the Arizona Farm Bureau’s comprehensive General Election issue is to provide members with the best information on candidates running for political offices in the 2010 Arizona Election on Tuesday, November 2. The agriculture-based information is designed to assist Farm Bureau members in making the best, informed decisions in the election.  Every election posses...

Hickman Family Farms Responds to the National Egg Recall

8/19/2010

(August 19, 2010) Remember, there are almost 300 million hens in the country.  Our industry produces almost that many eggs every day. Billions of people around the world depend on our product for some of their daily nutrition. Eggs contain the most digestible protein available in nature. Our industry doesn’t recommend eating raw eggs, just like you shouldn’t eat raw pork, raw chi...

AgPAC of the Arizona Farm Bureau Endorses Keith Alexander and Chester Crandell in LD-5 House Race

8/16/2010

  Arizona, August 16, 2010 – Contrary to impressions left by a mailer circulating in Legislative District 5, the AgPAC of the Arizona Farm Bureau supports Keith Alexander of Safford and Chester Crandell of Heber for the Arizona House of Representatives. Keith Alexander was born and raised in LD-5, as a matter of fact Keith is a 6th generation Arizonan. Keith believes in ...

S.B. 1070: Non-enjoined Sections of the Bill

8/4/2010

Non-enjoined Sections of S.B. 1070  Section 1- (No A.R.S. citation): This section provides the intent of the legislation. Portions of Section 2- A.R.S. § 11-1051(A): This section addresses a portion of the “sanctuary city” issue. The portions which will become law: 1) prohibits AZ officials, agencies, law enforcement, etc from limiting enforcement of federal immigration laws...

Primary Candidates Share Their Views on the Issues: 2010 Arizona Primary Election

8/1/2010

 The main purpose of the Arizona Farm Bureau’s comprehensive Primary Election issue is to provide members with the best information on candidates running for political offices in the 2010 Arizona Primary Election on Tuesday, August 24. The agriculture-based information is designed to assist Farm Bureau members in making the best, informed decisions in the election.  This summer, F...

Arizona Food Prices Inch Up, but Groceries Still a Bargain

7/12/2010

Arizona, July 12, 2010 – For the second time this year, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket increased in the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $48.84, up $2.88 or 6% higher than the first quarter of 2010. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau ...

Southern Arizona Ranchers' 18-Point Proposal to Secure the Border

4/13/2010

1.   The judicial and law enforcement systems, which handle prosecution of these criminal activities, shall recognize and apply an enforcement mechanism that provides for the prosecution of illegally crossing into the U.S. over the Border, for the first time, as a felony barring any person from ever working or receiving residency visa status in the U.S. No exceptions. 2. ...

Arizona Food Prices Break Trend and Move Up

4/6/2010

 Arizona, April 6, 2010 – For the first time in 15 months, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket increased in the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $45.96, up .07 cents from the fourth quarter of 2009. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau F...

State Legislators to Receive an Arizona Grown Apple Pie

2/25/2010

Arizona February 17, 2010 ?? As part of Food Check-Out Week, the Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee will be delivering an Arizona-grown apple pie from Apple Annie’s in Willcox to each Arizona State Legislators’ office on Thursday, February 25. Each pie will have a pie chart showing the farmer and rancher share of every dollar spent on food. Explaining the...

Celebrate Food Check Out Week

2/11/2010

Arizona February 11, 2010 ?? As the economic squeeze continues, many Americans remain concerned that the cost of a healthy diet is out of reach. Arizona Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out Week, February 21-27, 2010, focuses on helping Americans learn how to stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food. America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, healt...

Arizona Wins Top Honors

1/11/2010

SEATTLE, January 11, 2010—Arizona Farm Bureau, along with five other states, was recognized for excellence in membership achievement and for implementing outstanding programs serving Arizona Farm Bureau members in 2009. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman presented the awards during AFBF’s 91st annual meeting last night in Seattle. Stallman announced winners of the Pinnac...

Arizona Food Prices Trend Down for 5th Straight Quarter

1/7/2010

  Arizona, January 7, 2010 – For five consecutive quarters, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket decreased in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $45.89, down .13 cents from the third quarter. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau F...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Decreases 23% in 2009

11/18/2009

Arizona Dinner for 10 is $40.47As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $40.47 for an Arizona family of 10, or $4.05 per person. This is a decrease of $12.34 or about 23.3 percent less than the 2008 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($52.81), and $2.44 below this year’s American Farm Bureau survey...

America?s Heartland Program Wins Arizona Farm Bureau Media Award

11/17/2009

Arizona, November 17, 2009 – America’s Heartland recently received the Arizona Farm Bureau TV Media Award during the 88th Annual AZFB conference in Carefree, Arizona during an awards ceremony celebrating farmers and ranchers throughout the state. The Arizona Farm Bureau Media Awards are given to individuals or organizations that adhere to fair and balanced reporting when it comes...

Arizona Farm Bureau's Fill Your Plate Online Directory Gets a Facelift

11/2/2009

Big part of the makeover is the “Chat with a Farmer” online Forum ARIZONA, November 2, 2009 – The Arizona Farm Bureau’s online farmer/rancher directory, Fill Your Plate, just got a facelift. Besides more recipes, a comprehensive list of Farmers’ markets and moving the actual searchable directory of more than 120 farmers and ranchers to the top, Arizona Farm Bure...

Rogers Re-elected Farm Bureau President

11/1/2009

Pima County Rancher Becomes New Second Vice President ARIZONA, November 23, 2009 – The leader of the state's largest farm organization was recently re-elected to a new two-year term in office. Arizona Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Rogers was re-elected in a unanimous vote of delegates to the organization's 88th Annual Meeting, which was held earlier this month in Carefree, Ari...

Arizona Food Prices Drop 20% Compared to One Year Ago

10/6/2009

Arizona, October 6, 2009 – For four consecutive quarters, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket decreased in the third quarter of 2009, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $46.02, down 9.5 percent or $4.87 from the second quarter. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Fe...

AZFB's Fill Your Plate Directory Now Helps You Discover the Farmers' Markets that Feature Your Favorite Farmers

7/20/2009

www.fillyourplate.org  ARIZONA, July 20, 2009 – The Arizona Farm Bureau’s online farmer/rancher directory, Fill Your Plate, will now help you find out what Farmers’ Markets your favorite farmer can be found at. Farmers and ranchers featured on Fill Your Plate now list the Farmers’ Markets they serve. This information is provided as a convenience to Fill Your...

Ag Groups Pleased with Lawsuit Ruling

7/13/2009

ARIZONA, July 13, 2009 – Over a year ago, farmers filed suit against the state of Arizona after the legislature had swept funds paid by growers for specific research and promotion projects associated with their crops. These programs are housed within the Arizona Department of Agriculture. On behalf of their growers, the Arizona Farm Bureau, Western Growers and Yuma Fresh Vegetable Associati...

FFA Foundation Contributors

7/8/2009

Corporate Contributions5 Star - $100,000 to $199,999   The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation3 Star $25,000 to $49,999 - Otto and Edna Neely Foundation2 Star - $15,000 to $24,999Cullison FarmsKen Williams1 Star - $10,000 to $14,999   Bamford Companies   C.W. & Modene Neely Charitable Fdn.   University of Arizona, Department of Agricultural Educatio...

Food Prices Drop Once Again; 11.4% below Arizona's Price Peak During the Third Quarter 2008

7/8/2009

Arizona, July 8, 2009 – For three consecutive quarters, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket decreased in the second quarter of 2009, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $50.89, down 6.5 percent or $3.54 from the first quarter of 2009. Comparatively, the American Farm Bure...

AFBF and AZFB Have Serious Concerns About the Climate Change Bill in Congress

6/24/2009

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2009—“Climate change legislation working its way to a vote on the House floor this week continues to be seriously flawed. The bill’s provisions and omissions are very problematic for U.S. agriculture, our national economy and domestic energy security. Even after the stellar efforts of House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson and many rural members of...

Cost of Father's Day Barbeque Decreases in 2009

6/18/2009

- Arizona meal for 10 is $50.38 ARIZONA, June 15, 2009 ?? As Arizonans celebrate Father’s Day this year, we can treat Dad to a barbeque including hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and all the fixings for less than we did last year. According to the Arizona Farm Bureau’s informal survey, this barbeque, fit for a king, will cost $50.38 for an Arizona family of 10, or ...

Climate Change Bill Would Hurt Arizona Farmers

6/11/2009

Arizona consumers will feel the impact of higher food and utility prices  ARIZONA, June 11 – During a recent trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with Arizona’s congressional delegation, Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers urged lawmakers to oppose a climate change bill that would raise costs for agriculture producers and consumers.  “The American Clean Energy...

Food Prices Drop for Second Consecutive Quarter

4/8/2009

Arizona, April 8, 2009 – For the second time in two quarters, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket decreased in the first quarter of 2009, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $54.43, down $.32 from the fourth quarter of 2008. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federat...

Extremist Attack Your Food Chain; Increase 42% in 2008

2/25/2009

Extremist Attacks on Global Food Chain Increase 42% in 2008Attacks on Food Retailers in USA Show Triple Digit JumpAttacks on the global food chain from animal rights and environmental extremists jumped 42% - from 155 in 2007 to 220 in 2008, according to Arlington, Virginia-based Animal Agriculture Alliance (Alliance). Worse yet, claimed attacks on food retailers in the USA from groups like the An...

Arizona Farm Bureau Releases Updated Set of Food Shopping Savings Tips

2/11/2009

Arizona Farm Bureau Releases Updated Set of Food Shopping Savings Tips ARIZONA, February 11, 2009 – Arizona Farm Bureau recently added additional food shopping savings tips to their list. The source of Arizona’s quarterly food marketbasket survey, Arizona Farm Bureau regularly connects with members on their shopping strategies and ways to stretch their food dollar. “Es...

Arizona Food Prices Drop Slightly in Fourth Quarter of 2008

1/7/2009

Arizona, January 8, 2009 – For the first time in several quarters, Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket decreased in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $54.75, down 4.7 percent or $2.71 from the third quarter of 2008. Comparatively, the America...

Arizona Agriculture Celebrates Farm Animal Appreciation Day (1)

12/10/2008

World’s Fastest Omelet Maker will be on hand to serve you an omelet!  ARIZONA, December 10, 2008 – Arizona farmers and ranchers will celebrate Farm Animal Appreciation Day Wednesday, December 10, 2008 with a free breakfast for 200 people and demonstrations by the world’s fastest omelet maker.  During the second annual Farm Animal Appreciation Day, agriculturalists call...

Slight Increase in 2008 Thanksgiving Meal

11/19/2008

   ARIZONA, November 18, 2008 --- As Arizonans sit down at the Thanksgiving table to dig into the traditional feast this year, the turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $52.81 for an Arizona family of 10, or $5.28 per person. This is a $1.67 increase or about 3.3 percent more than the 2007 Arizona Thanksgiving meal ($51.14), and $8.20 above this year’s national &nbsp...

Jake Flake Honored with Arizona Farm Bureau Service to Agriculture Award

11/12/2008

  ARIZONA, November 12, 2008 – The late Senator Jake Flake (R-Dist. 5) received the Arizona Farm Bureau Service to Agriculture Award during the 87th Annual Arizona Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Carefree, Arizona last Thursday during an awards ceremony celebrating farmers and ranchers throughout the state. His wife, Mary Louise, and their children received the award. Sena...

The Hickman Family Named 2008 Farmer of the Year

11/11/2008

The Hickman family of Hickman Family Farms were the recipients of the 2008 Farmer of the Year Award during the 87th Annual Arizona Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Carefree, Arizona during an awards ceremony celebrating farmers and ranchers throughout the state. The Farmer of the Year Award is the Oscar of Arizona Farm Bureau awards. “We honored a family last week that could be recognized...

AZFB's Third

10/7/2008

Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu IIIArizona Farm Bureau put together a menu to help you stretch your food dollar by utilizing items that have gone down in price. This quarter’s items down in price are eggs, bacon, cheerios and white bread. Items unchanged are sirloin tip roast. Arizona Farm Bureau recommends stocking up on meat items as they are ideally priced in the midst of rising prices in ...

Third Quarter Food MarketBasket Shows Increase in Food Prices

10/7/2008

Arizona, October 7, 2008 – Retail food prices at the supermarket increasedin the third quarter of 2008, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $57.46, up 5.6 percent or $3.07 from the second quarter of 2008. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national survey wa...

Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu II Recipes

7/8/2008

            Snicker Doodles            1 cup butter            1 ½ cup sugar            2 eggs            2 ½ ...

Second Quarter 2008 Food Prices Up Slightly

7/8/2008

Arizona, July 8, 2008 – Retail food prices at the supermarket increased in the second quarter of 2008, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $54.39, up about 1.6 percent or $.86 from the first quarter of 2008. Comparatively, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national survey...

Factors Influencing Food Prices

6/19/2008

Several factors influence the current rise in food prices. Here are some of the facts.  ·         Like everyone else, farmers are concerned about higher food prices. We’re paying them, too. We take pride in providing our neighbors with a safe, abundant, and still affordable food supply. It is costing farmers a lot more this ...

Latest Federal Phytosanitary Fees

4/14/2008

Following the process established last year for the calculation of fees for Federal Phytosanitary Certificates issued by the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA), the fee is expected to fall within the State's FY09. The fee is expected to run $44 to $46 per certificate. The current fee (FY08) is $36. The fee calculation will be finalized following the close of ADA’s fiscal year...

Arizona Retail Food Prices Up at the Beginning of 2008

4/1/2008

Arizona Retail Food Prices up at the Beginning of 2008Arizona food costs up 18% from a year ago; farmers’ input costs as much as 50% higher. Arizona, April 1, 2008 – Retail food prices at the supermarket increased in the first quarter of 2008, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery i...

Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu

4/1/2008

Stretch Your Food Dollar MenuArizona Farm Bureau put together a menu to help you stretch your food dollar during these “high-price” times.Menu for the Week:Sunday:                 Pork Roast with potatoes                 &...

"Fill Your Plate" with Yavapai County Agriculture

3/1/2008

“Fill Your Plate” with Yavapai County Agriculture   ARIZONA, March 12, 2008 – Yavapai County Farm Bureau (YCFB) will be hosting the first annual Yavapai County “Fill Your Plate” Expo on Saturday, April 12th at the Prescott Gateway Mall. The event begins at 10:00 am and runs through 3:00pm. The Farm Bureau invites the public to join them for this wonderful o...

Arizona Legislature to Address Temporary Workers for Arizona Only

2/11/2008

Bills to create an Arizona Temporary Worker Program have been introduced in the State Legislature by Senator Marsha Arzberger (D-Willcox) and Representative Bill Konopnicki (R-Safford). The legislation is SB 1482 in the Senate and the Senate Concurrent Memorial petitioning Congress is SCM 1010.  In the House, the bills are HB 2791 and HCM 2012.   “Since the federal gover...

AZFB Partners with Tapino Kitchn and Wine Bar to Promote Arizona Agriculture

1/30/2008

Did you know that “Locavore” is the official “Word of 2007” chosen by the New Oxford American Dictionary? Coined a few years ago by a group of women in San Francisco, locavore refers to someone who only eats foods that are locally grown and produced.  When Chef/Owner James Porter of Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar learned about the new addition to the dictionary, h...

AZFB President Kevin Rogers Appointed to AFBF's Executive Committee

1/17/2008

Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers has been appointed to the executive committee of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a six-member executive committee representing the largest voluntary agriculture organization in the United States. The AFBF executive committee is comprised of the president, vice president and one member from each of the four agriculture regions in the coun...

For the First Time in Over a Year, Retail Food Prices Down

1/16/2008

 Phoenix, Ariz., January 16, 2008 – Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items  was $49.20, down 1.4 percent or $.70 cents from the third quarter of 2007, while the American Farm Bureau Federation survey ...

{{a.title}}

{{a.publishDate}}

{{a.summary}}