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The Farm Bill Provides a Safety Net to Farmers and Ranchers during Tough Times

10/18/2017

The farm bill is targeted to farmers and ranchers, used to support infrastructure and economic development in rural communities and helps provide breakfasts and lunches for school children.

Ranchers Always Knew Cattle Were Never a Resource Drain; New Study Proves It

10/17/2017

New data indicate that animals primarily consume foods not fit for human consumption and meat production requires less cereals than generally reported.

Congressional Trip Allowed for Real-Time Issues Pivoting as Current Events in D.C. Unfolded

10/12/2017

In September, a group of Farm Bureau leaders traded the desert for the Potomac for our fall visit to the Capitol.

Amazon's Big Food Move and One Arizona Rancher's Take

10/11/2017

Considered a cyber Walmart, Amazon can demand lower prices from wholesalers because of the massive amounts ordered. Farmers and ranchers don't produce widgets, they produce food with limited resources.

Forest Service Needs to Clarify Management Plan for the Arizona Trail

10/10/2017

Public enjoyment of the land must be balanced with all other beneficial uses, including those undertaken by Arizona's farmers and ranchers.

Key Herbicide’s use in Arizona Agriculture Has Proven Track Record

10/5/2017

Benfluralin has proven to be an important and widely used tool for Arizona’s multi-million-dollar lettuce industry.

The Many Flaws in the EPA’s 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

10/4/2017

The 2015 Waters of the United States EPA Rule was created without consulting local governments, agencies, or other stakeholders.

Sales of Organic Arizona Ag Production Down 9% from 2015

10/3/2017

The value of sales of certified organic herbs dropped almost 40 percent from 2015.

The Farm Bill is the Food Bill to Thousands of Arizonans

9/28/2017

Recent numbers specific to Arizona on the farm bill’s health contributions to Arizona families are now available.

Speaker Lineup Set to Unlock Economic Mysteries for Arizona Agriculture

9/27/2017

U of A's economic team reveals the new billion dollar number for the first time Friday, November 3. One clue? It's north of our current $17.1 billion Arizona agriculture industry.

Water in the West and Our Future

9/26/2017

Because of costs to farm, farmers and ranchers maximize efficiencies including trying to use our precious water resource most effectively.

Farm Bureau Leaders have Four Key Duties. Can You Name Them?

9/19/2017

American Farm Bureau created FB University for county leaders to obtain key training through 5 learning Pathways.

Arizona Agriculture Teacher Shortage Can be Solved

9/15/2017

While a shortage still exists, a variety of efforts have been undertaken on national, state and local levels to get more ag teachers in our Arizona schools.

Time for Tax Reform for Farmers and Ranchers

9/13/2017

Nationwide survey showed, consistently and with certainty, that Americans support sweeping changes in tax structures to benefit American agriculture.

Moving to a Better Standard

9/12/2017

Arizona Farm Bureau fully supports the effort to move the industry to a more accurate, science-based method of determining carcass maturity.

When You Buy it, You Know It, You Can Sell It

9/11/2017

Perhaps one of its best kept secrets, Farm Bureau has offered crop and livestock insurance for its customers for some time.

Urban Farm Continues to Encourage Fruit Trees in the Desert

9/7/2017

Arizona residents flocked to the Annual Fruit Tree Program, where experts shared their knowledge about growing fruit trees in the desert climate.

Abuse and Misuse of the Antiquities Act Must Stop

9/6/2017

Most western state ranchers lease land from the federal government and have done so for decades to graze their cattle on the open range.

Arizona Needs to Raise Up the Next Generation of Agricultural Lawyers

9/5/2017

2017 marks the first year agricultural law is being taught at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Membership Matters: 5 Great Grilling Tips from AmeriGas

9/4/2017

With tailgate season at hand, these five tips help you keep your grill ready for cooking.

Millennials Are Ready to Be Builders

8/8/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: In June, I met Monsanto’s Director of Mil...

Membership Matters: Mom…I’m hungry!

8/7/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Marketing Manager Arizona Farm Bureau: It’s back to school time! Have you n...

New I-9 Form Must Be Used by September 18th

8/3/2017

By Julie Pace, attorney with Cavanagh Law specializing in employment-related issues: As may be awar...

Arizona Faces Agriculture Teacher Shortage

8/2/2017

By Joyce Lobeck, agriculture writer investigating the agriculture education issue on behalf of Ariz...

Speak Up for Rescinding and Revising WOTUS

8/1/2017

By Staff Reports for Arizona Farm Bureau: On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive...

Arizona is ranked 7th in the top 25 states with the highest Rural Road Fatality Rate

7/25/2017

By Staff Reports, Arizona Farm Bureau: According to Trip, a private nonprofit organization that res...

Membership Matters: For the Love of Cowboy Boots

7/24/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: You don’t have to be a cowboy to wea...

Equine Rescue: What's Real, What's Not?

7/19/2017

By Chelsea McGuire, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Director: When the economic recession ...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Anita Waite and Sherwood Koehn

7/18/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Like so many of our ranchers in Arizona, ...

Membership Matters: Drive Like your Car is Brand New

7/17/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Marketing Manager Arizona Farm Bureau: Statistics show that one of every si...

Ag is Ugly but Hunger is Even Uglier

7/14/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Farming and ranching is ugly but hunger i...

Arizona Ranchers See Relief from Federal Water Extortion

7/13/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Reintroduced in the U.S. House of Represe...

Pinal County Farm Bureau’s Community Activism is Philanthropic

7/12/2017

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager: Committed to supporting aspiring young agricultu...

People Who Know People Get Things Done

7/11/2017

By Richard Neely Morrison, Maricopa County Farmer, Attorney and Minister: Way back at the beginning...

Membership Matters: Guess What Vehicle Rules the Road

7/10/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: Pickup Trucks rule the roost in Amer...

Are You ready For Major Employment Changes on July 1?

6/23/2017

By Chelsea McGuire, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Director with contributions by Julie M...

Hickman’s Family Farms Now Humane Certified for their Cage-free Eggs

6/23/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication Director: Hickman’s Family Farms just earned h...

Arizona Agriculture, a Fraternity of Builders

6/22/2017

By Harold Payne, valley farmer and water management expert writing in an electronic note sent to Ar...

Yes Virginia, You Get Your Milk from a Dairy Cow, Not Amazon

6/21/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: If you pay any attention to business news...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Frank Martin

6/20/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director with contributions from Communication Inte...

Membership Matters: Curiosity Does Kill the Cyber Cat

6/19/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: June is Safety month. Due to an ince...

UA Partners with Arizona Agriculture Industry to CONSERVE

6/14/2017

As the planet experiences record heat and California suffers from an historic drought, the clean wa...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Retail Farmers

6/13/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: While our retail farm segment (farmers an...

Membership Matters: How to Win a Sweepstakes!

6/12/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: Congratulations! You’ve won five million dollars! Woul...

Week-in-the-Life: Arizona Farm Bureau’s Education Director

6/9/2017

By Katie Aikins, Arizona Farm Bureau Education Director: Katie Aikins here. For those of you who do...

You Should Know, I’m an Environmentalist

6/8/2017

By Stefanie Smallhouse, Southern Arizona rancher and Arizona Farm Bureau’s First Vice President:My ...

Trade Specialist Helps Arizona Agriculture Navigate Global Opportunities

6/7/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director:David Salmonsen is currently senior direct...

Ag Labor is a Complex Issue; Mechanization Even More

6/6/2017

By Jim Manos, Hickman’s Family Farms Chief Financial Officer: America lost its manufacturing indust...

Transform Now Available for Cotton

6/5/2017

By Ana Kennedy Otto, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Manager: Thanks to a Section 18 Exemp...

Membership Matters: Farmers Take Good Care of Their Equipment

6/5/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: In farming we know that not all trac...

Week-in-the-Life: Arizona Farm Bureau’s Government Relations Director

6/2/2017

By Chelsea McGuire, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Director: Hi! I’m Chelsea, Arizona Far...

Fake News about Food and Farming is Mainstream

6/1/2017

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and Southern Arizona Rancher: The new head of the...

Why Agricultural Cross Border Trade Matters to Mexico, Arizona and Canada

5/31/2017

By Gonzalo Avila, CEO of Malena Produce and Fresh Produce Association of Americas chair: Now is an ...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Dairy Farmers

5/30/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Three years ago, we might never have imag...

A Day in the Life of Crazy Busy Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers

5/26/2017

By Ashley Jeffers-Sample, Arizona YF&R Committee Secretary and U of A CALS Graduate: Curious wh...

Farm Bureau’s List of Regulations EPA Should Repeal, Replace or Modify

5/25/2017

By Ana Kennedy Otto, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Manager and Arizona Farm Bureau's Gov...

Picture Perfect Ranch Raised Kids

5/24/2017

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Staff and Southeastern Arizona Rancher: Exposed to the re...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Justice Family

5/23/2017

By Katie Aikins, Arizona Farm Bureau Ag Education Director with contributions from Julie Murphree, ...

Membership Matters: How Not to Over Pack Your Suitcase

5/22/2017

Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: Whether you’re packing for the weekend ...

Pucker Up; We’re in Love with Arizona Lemons

5/19/2017

By Katie Aikins, Arizona Farm Bureau Education Director: You better pucker up! Arizona Farm Bureau’...

Double Up Food Bucks Put More Dollars in Arizona Families’ Farmers’ Pockets

5/18/2017

By Pinnacle Prevention Team Members: It might be easy for an average Arizona family to regularly pu...

Preserve Arizona History but Also Economic Security

5/17/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Did you know that before a new building p...

Lauded as a Bipartisan Success Story, Omnibus Spending Bill Leaves Food and Fiber Safety Net at Risk

5/16/2017

By Chelsea McGuire, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Director: On May 4, Congress passed an...

Membership Matters: Do you Prefer Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream?

5/15/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: In recent years, frozen yogurt has b...

New Arizona Agriculture Studies Show Move to Higher-Value Crops While Also Conserving Water

5/11/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: While Arizonans might dread the coming su...

Egg Farmer Sows Sustainable Lessons in Customer Engagement

5/10/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Recently, an end customer of Hickman’s Fa...

Meet Arizona Agriculture Profiles Over 100 Farmers and Ranchers

5/9/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Begun three years ago in March with the h...

Membership Matters: What’s the Best Day to Fill Your Gas Tank?

5/8/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: Gasoline prices today are the most t...

Arizonans Help with Pork’s Six-Year Growth in Foodservice

5/4/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director: Just ask Arizona’s local chef and media c...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Cecil Miller Family

5/3/2017

By Nancy Brandt, from Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame Executive Director Carole De Cosmo’...

The world needs Agriculture, ALL of it!

5/2/2017

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and Southern Arizona rancher with her parents: Th...

Membership matters: Let’s Go to the Movies

5/1/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: We all love going to the movies, but...

Food Safety, Part 2

4/27/2017

By Stewart Jacobson, a part time employee of the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural C...

Farm Bureau Selects Arizona’s John Boelts for PAL

4/26/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: John Boelts becomes...

Social Media Might Help Recover Our Reputation; Silence Has Unintentionally Destroyed It

4/25/2017

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and Southern Arizona rancher with her parents: Gr...

Membership Matters: Manufactured Homes, No Assembly Required

4/24/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm BureauMarketing Manager: Long before DIY television shows, the...

The Mystery of the One Percent

4/20/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: Recently, a random ...

Shouldn’t Ag Water Conservation Be Used For Agriculture?

4/19/2017

By Paul Brierley, Executive Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture: Water is a ...

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Carl Stevenson

4/18/2017

By Nancy Brandt, from Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame Executive Director Carole De Cosmo’...

Membership Matters: Which Bug in Arizona gives you the Shivers?

4/17/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: I’ve lived in the desert for over 40...

Arizona Agriculture is Primary, Not Secondary

4/13/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: Last month, the Uni...

The Food Safety Modernization Act: What you need to Know

4/11/2017

By Stewart Jacobson, part-time employee of the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Con...

Membership matters: What does the Color of your Car say About You?

4/10/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: Did you know that the color of your ...

Food Equals Work, Work Equals Respect

4/7/2017

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm BureauField Manager: As an agriculturalist, I have a deep appreciation...

Farm Family "Eggstends" a Helping Hand to Local High School Agriculture Program

4/6/2017

By Katie Aikins, Arizona Farm Bureau Education Director: Hickman’s Family Farms feeds over 9 millio...

Farm Bureau Directors Ready to Help Forge a Bright Future for Arizona Agriculture

4/5/2017

Arizona Farm Bureau Staff Reports: Arizona Farm Bureau announces changes in its director-level posi...

Arizona’s Looming Ag Water Shortage: A Farmer’s Perspective

4/4/2017

By Dan Thelander, Pinal County Farmer, Farm Bureau member and recipient of Arizona Farm Bureau's Fa...

Membership Matters: Say it with Flowers and Save!

4/3/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: If you send someone a single rose, y...

Arizona Agriculture’s Honey Story is Sweet

3/28/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication & Organization Director: According to the ...

Membership Matters: Everyday Savings at Office Max/Office Depot

3/27/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: It can be a huge undertaking to set ...

Pick a Bale of Arizona Cotton

3/22/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: My work colleague, ...

Arizona Milk is Healthy, Local and Oh So Good

3/21/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: You might hear some...

Membership Matters: Double Your Fun with POGOPass

3/20/2017

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: It’s hard to believe that the school...

Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Minimum Wage Increase Challenge; Ag Weighs In

3/16/2017

Staff Reports: Yesterday, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected a challenge brought by business groups...

Why This City Kid Has a Big Heart for Agriculture

3/15/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication & Organization Director: Member of the Gov...

If these Arizona Agriculture Crops Disappeared So Would $3.5 Billion

3/14/2017

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication & Organization Director: Every year, Arizo...

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