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The Voice



National Alliance Unveils Climate Policy Recommendations that Hopefully Produce Positive Results for Arizona and American Agriculture


Together, the group developed more than 40 recommendations based on three principles: agricultural and forestry climate policies must be built upon voluntary, incentive-based programs and market-driven opportunities; they must promote resilience and adaptation in rural communities, and they must be science-based.

National Leader Shares Her Passion for Volunteerism


"I am absolutely passionate about helping women "find their voice" when it comes to being spokespersons for farmers and ranchers," says Sherry Saylor.

Webinar Wednesday Series This Week Focuses on the 2020 Election


Still trying to decipher all the election results? So are we! Join us on Wednesday at 10:00 and 12:00 to hear from experts on both sides of the aisle as we discuss what happens next in light of the 2020 Election Results.

Pest Prevention with Truly Nolen


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Webinar Wednesday Series Features AZFB President and Former Google Executive Next


Second in the series, two featured speakers include the Arizona Farm Bureau President and a former Google Executive.

Arizona Medjool Dates, A Natural Delight


Often, Medjool dates do not receive the credit they deserve as a healthy fruit.

Harkins Welcomes You Back!


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So You Voted, Now What?


Your civic involvement doesn’t end after you vote. IF you’re serious about politics and Arizona’s future take advantage of the advocacy, outreach and educational opportunities Farm Bureau offers.

Arizona's Agritourism has Growth Potential


Arizona and other western states are lucky to be able to have the “welcome” signs out in mid-winter. Our allows families to search for farms they can visit.

Webinar Wednesday Kickoff: All About Livestock Issues


The first of our Webinar Wednesday series is designed not only to give our members helpful information about pressing issues in the livestock industry but also to help our delegates prepare for what’s sure to be a lively discussion on the delegate floor.

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10 Reasons to Join Arizona Farm Bureau’s Webinar Wednesdays Series


Every Wednesday between November 4 and December 16, we’ll bring you live virtual workshops covering all the topics you’re used to seeing at our Annual Meeting.

Things Only Farm Kids Know


Prior to an interview with Arizona Farm Bureau’s Julie Murphree on “Talk to a Farmer”, I decided to ask my husband, my sister-in-law and my siblings what they thought were unique to our type of upbringing and what farm kids know that kids off the farm might not know.

Devastating Drought This Year Makes Federal Rangeland and Forage Insurance Critical for Arizona Ranchers


This program is an opportunity for you to protect your ranch and protect it well, especially for the next generation.

Webinar Wednesdays: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You!


Every Wednesday between November 4 and December 16, we’ll bring you live virtual workshops covering topics critical to your business.

Free Webinar: Former Google Executive To Give Insights on Consumer Behavior


Steve Lerch, an award-winning public speaker and consultant, and a highly respected voice in the world of digital strategy, marketing, consumer behavior, innovation, and leadership to speak to Farm Bureau leadership.

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Arizona and California Expecting Record Pistachio Harvest


Trade association unveils huge advertising/marketing efforts in the U.S. and abroad.

The Complexity Resiliency and Strength of America’s Food Supply


For a moment imagine a world where that food supply came exclusively from a different country and whether we would have witnessed the same resiliency.

Propositions 207 and 208: Arizona Farm Bureau Weighs In


Arizona Farm Bureau opposes both Proposition 207 and Proposition 208. Here's why.

A Conversation about Arizona’s Local Beef Market: Matt Herrington


This year’s policy development process with Arizona's county Farm Bureaus reflects the various issues impacting Arizona’s beef industry.

Fall Pumpkin and Corn Maze Festivals


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Arizona Agriculture is serious about our Agritourism


Arizona’s agritourism industry is growing and as of the 2017 census data, it accounted for about $14 million in sales.

Four Tips When Buying Local Beef


The pandemic of 2020 changed multiple things including the way we purchase beef.

AgPAC Announces Federal Endorsements


AgPAC of the Arizona Farm Bureau is proud to endorse seven candidates running for a spot in Arizona's federal delegation.

Thousands of Miles Temporarily Exchanged for Thousands of Telephone Calls


In any given year, the Outreach Team logs 25,000 to 35,000 miles on Arizona roads traveling to county board meetings, county Annual meetings and our state’s farms and ranches.

Helping to Mark the Monarch as Thriving, Not Endangered


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is currently in the process of evaluating whether to list the monarch as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and is required to decide by December 15, 2020.

A Conversation with an Environmental Engineer: Dyan McGrath


Dr. McGrath comes from good stock; I think she can handle just about anything. Somehow, I think her mom and dad let her eat a little dirt, I certainly know she had to shovel it!

Keep Your Tires in Check and Save!


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Arizona Ag is a Risky Business and Life, So What Else is New!?


According to 24/7 Wall St. and their review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, farmers and ranchers work in an even more dangerous environment than firefighters, the police and linemen.

Say It With Flowers And Save


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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Barnard Family


Like so many of our farm and ranch families in Arizona, they have a story to tell they didn’t realize needed telling.

The Importance of Life Insurance


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The Most Important Election of Your Lifetime (For Real This Time)


There are many reasons this election holds so much weight.

How Arizona’s Dairy Farms, Food Banks and Schools Work Together in Response to COVID-19


Today’s webinar, hosted by Arizona Farm Bureau Federation, Local First Arizona and Squire Patton Boggs, allowed participants to peer into the food supply chain from a very unique and important perspective: dairy, food banks and our schools.

We ACEed It!


Annually for the past few years we’ve been sharing your ACEs: Advocacy, Communication and Education.

Frozen Yogurt VS Ice Cream


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How the Food Supply Chain Survived the Early Days of the 2020 Pandemic


Talented people working up and down the supply chain found creative solutions to keep meat -and other consumer goods - available to consumers when panic buying hit its peak in the early days of the pandemic.

Home Improvement During Quarantine


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USDA Announces New Eligible Commodities and Extended Deadline for COVID Relief


USDA has made its final amendment to the first round of CFAP payments.

Three Reasons Arizona Wine is so Special


The 2020 Arizona agriculture wine grape harvest is kicking into high gear with some wine grapes already harvested.

COVID-19 is Nothing to Sneeze At


In these times of the pandemic and economic challenges, it is comforting to remember and recite the Serenity Prayer.

Mystery Seeds Not Fake News: Here’s What to Do


While we didn’t need another thing to be alarmed by in 2020, the idea of an unknown, invasive, possibly noxious species being sent to American households certainly gives us one.

Arizona Farmers and Ranchers Tell You Why It's Time for Solid Rural Broadband Connections


Arizona’s Farmers and ranchers depend on broadband just as they do highways and railways to ship food and fiber across the country and around the world.

2020 Primary Candidate Survey Responses Now Available!


Whether you’re mailing in your ballot or have plans to visit your polling place, we know you probably have questions about the important races in your district.

Arizona’s Fire Season is a Hot One


Fire can be an important tool for resource management.

USMCA Implementation Is Here


This agreement will set the stage for future trade agreements.

Grill-Ready for the 4th of July!


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Arizona Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply Online for CFAP


All USDA Service Centers are open for business, including some that are open to visitors to conduct business in person by appointment only.

Arizona’s Public Lands: Let’s Support the Ranchers in Keeping them Pristine


Ranching and recreating must work hand in hand for everyone using the lands to get along.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Dr. Poudel


She might not be a generational farmer from Arizona, but she is a generational farmer from Nepal.

More Toilet Paper is Coming


According to Nielsen data for the three-week period of Feb. 28 to March 21, Americans spent more than $1.4 billion on toilet paper.

Meet Arizona Agriculture's Richard Rogers


He reminisces on the path of starting the Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers program and some of the biggest changes to him in agriculture over the last 80 years.

Arizona’s Food Bank Programs Partner with Farmers and Ranchers


To date, under the Friends of the Farm program nearly 250,000 pounds of Arizona-grown produce has been purchased from small farmers in Cochise, Maricopa, and Pima Counties.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Auza Family


Over most of her Farm Bureau involvement, Carmen’s leadership focus was on behalf of women in agriculture.

A Day of Marathon Hay Baling in Arizona


When you read this article, you’ll note quite a bit has changed in the way we grow and bale hay. The hard work and the dreams stay the same.

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Arizona Entrepreneurs Addressing Farm and Rural Challenges Wanted


$145K in Startup Funds Available; Apply by July 31

A Message from Wyndham Hotels


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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Complete Clean Pledge


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UArizona College of Veterinary Medicine Admits First Class


the College of Veterinary Medicine received 518 applications and interviewed 244 applicants to fill 110 seats.

Making the Transition from Forests to Farms


Kimberly-Clark wants to source 90% of fiber used in its tissue products from environmentally preferred fiber sources by 2025 and working with farmers in Arizona and across the U.S. will get it closer to that goal.

We Were Local When Local Wasn’t Cool


And while local ag markets have had ebbs and flows, a resurgence of a broader local Arizona ag market took place in the early 1990s.

A Conversation with a Sommelier: Richard Poole


Wine can only get better as farmer entrepreneurs and scientists take a lot of the art and turn it into science.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Sherrie Hanna


Hanna sits on numerous boards and supports many community organizations, including Yavapai County Farm Bureau.

I Sometimes Cry Over Spilled Milk


All hands were on deck to try to mitigate the lost outlets for milk by concentrating on new or expanded outlets including more milk to school lunch sites and more milk and dairy to the food banks.

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The Value of Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers


The Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) program has a long history of creating future agriculture leaders and building friendships that last a lifetime.

Thousands Distributed to Food Banks in Arizona and California


Farm Credit West distributed $4,000 grants to thirty food banks throughout the regions in which they operate.

USDA Reminds Arizona Farmers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports


USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Arizona are currently open to phone and virtual appointments.

Ag Finally Included in SBA Emergency Loans


U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs.

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Employers may have Opportunity under CARES Act for Refundable Tax Credit


The refundable tax credit is equal to 50% of qualified wages paid to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021.

Arizona Farm Bureau Sends a Letter to the Governor’s Office Advocating for Wine Tasting Rooms


Non-Essential Retail Agriculture Operations have been hurting like so many small businesses.

Arizona Agriculture's Ag Experts Talk about COVID19


"Our health, our security, our liberty and freedom depend on our ability to feed ourselves."

$10 Million Awarded to Central Arizona for Conserving Ag Water


This $10 million award is part of more than $200 million in partner-driven natural resource conservation projects funded through RCPP.

Groundwater and Surface Water Regulated Differently: What about Subflow?


As with so much else in Arizona water law, however, the ongoing stream adjudications have blurred the distinction between ground and surface water in a significant way, through the concept of subflow.

Meet UArizona's Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine


For every student dreaming of a career in veterinary medicine, the Doctor's insights here should not only inspire consideration but motivate you to jump in firmly with both feet.

COVID-19 Pandemic Causing a Downward Spiral in Arizona's Crop and Livestock Prices


The pain is being felt in all agriculture commodities in Arizona and throughout the Country.

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Communicating COVID19 Farm Safety and Farm Worker Health on the Farm


Here’s what our Arizona farmers and ranchers are doing to ensure healthy environments for farm workers.

Arizona Farm Bureau Loses Another Fearless Leader: Arthur Pacheco


Arthur Pacheco probably represents one of the oldest farm family histories in Arizona.

Three Insider Tips to Surviving online Learning and Conference Calls


Zoom and Panopto have viewer statistics and attendance data the online providers can review after the course.

Governor Ducey has issued a “stay home” order for AZ – what does it mean for AZ Agriculture’s families?


Food production, distribution, and sale are all defined as essential infrastructure operations, and food production, processing, cultivation, and manufacturing are defined as essential business operations.

Governor Ducey Announces Funding to Support Vulnerable Arizonans During Pandemic


Arizona Farm Bureau Partners with Governor’s Office to Ensure our Small Retail Farmers Can Support Arizona Food Banks with fresh, Healthy farm products.