Food for Thought
Two Arizona Agriculture Facts To Celebrate!
7/28/2021 10:44:54 AM
Can you guess what two ag facts set us apart?
Arizona Pork: A Light Step
7/21/2021 2:04:39 PM
Curious about pork's carbon footprint? Check out the video
Resiliency in American and Arizona Agriculture
7/14/2021 10:36:00 AM
The pandemic of 2020 taught us much. Mostly, it reminded us of how important our food supply chain is to all Americans.
The Latest on Drone Technology for Ag Use
7/2/2021 9:45:00 AM
Arizona Farm Bureau's latest #WebinarWednesday features the latest on drone technology for agriculture use.
Arizona Ag's Wheels and Whirligigs and Walks
6/24/2021 10:40:22 AM
Arizona farmers and ranchers are always observing, assessing and evaluating their agriculture operations by using wheels, drones, horses on the ranch and simple walkabouts.
Arizona Farm Bureau is Non-Partisan
5/27/2021 8:46:09 AM
Being non-partisan doesn’t mean that Arizona Farm Bureau is not biased. It just means that our bias is toward agriculture! Our focus is on our farmer-rancher-led policy, not politics.
Arizona agriculture's Pork Industry
5/20/2021 10:22:06 AM
Arizona agriculture's pork industry contributes millions to the state's economy and provides healthy, nutritious pork to Arizona families.
Arizona Agriculture Works!
5/13/2021 10:03:23 AM
Our farms and ranches, big and small, organic and biotech work to keep us fed and clothed.
These Arizona Water Facts Help You Thrive
4/22/2021 10:14:15 AM
Arizona’s diverse water portfolio encourages efficient use of water resources, allows us to subsist even in drought conditions, and provides more options when planning our state’s future economic growth.
Assuring Clean Eating
3/24/2021 1:07:26 PM
Every year, the USDA works to assure that the food we eat is free from pesticides. Here's how.
Farming & Ranching Change the Climate for the Better
3/3/2021 8:34:00 AM
Study the modern-day practices of farming and ranching today and you'll discover that their conservation practices and more are improving our climate for the better.
Arizona Agriculture Makes the Desert Green
2/18/2021 4:55:59 PM
Arizona agriculture has always wonderfully turned our desert green.
Arizona Agriculture is a Numbers Game
2/4/2021 4:23:00 PM
Can you guess how big Arizona's agriculture is? In the millions or billions?
Conserving Arizona Water: The Rayner Family Method
1/27/2021 4:19:14 PM
Farmers and ranchers are constantly innovating to improve processes conserve soil and water and save money. Here's just one example from the #AzAgriculture #farmfamily of the Rayner clan.
The Faces of Arizona Farm Bureau's Volunteer Leaders
11/11/2020 2:14:44 PM
Our farm and ranch leaders help drive the success of this organization.
Arizona Agriculture Moves the State's Economy!
9/22/2020 10:28:00 AM
Arizona agriculture helps move our state's economy!
Arizona Agriculture is Hands On!
9/22/2020 10:19:38 AM
Whether someone is in animal agriculture or crop agriculture or both, farming and ranching are a hands-on career endeavor. You need to be present to be successful.
Arizona Agriculture is Always on The Move
9/22/2020 10:11:35 AM
Arizona agriculture is constantly on the move, making food and fiber for you.
AZ Foodie Loco about Local Arizona Agriculture
8/19/2020 1:00:00 PM
Arizona's foodie influencer "Az Foodie" loves our Arizona restaurant scene. She also loves our Farmers and Ranchers. Find out who she's cooking within the kitchen.
Arizona Agriculture is 24/7
8/19/2020 12:42:00 PM
In farming and ranching? Then you know the hours are almost 24/7. It's an ongoing commitment. If the job needs doing in the middle of the night, it gets done.
Arizona Agriculture is High Tech
8/19/2020 12:33:51 PM
Modern agriculture can show it's high tech status in a number of ways including improved precision agriculture, various irrigation methods, seed technology, and much much more!
Can you Name Arizona's Top Agriculture Commodities?
6/17/2020 3:40:00 PM
We call ourselves "The Nutrition State" in this desert state.
Eat More Arizona Grown Beans!
6/17/2020 3:26:12 PM
In Arizona, our pinto bean farmers help us eat healthily.
Swipe Right and Meet Your Farmer
6/5/2020 4:45:00 PM
We are grateful for our farmers and ranchers across the state growing and raising Arizona's vast variety of agriculture commodities.
Put Pork on the Menu: It's Healthy!
5/19/2020 7:14:04 PM
Nutrient-rich, pork is versatile, affordable and delicious. Arizona raises yummy pork!
Farming is a Family Affair: The Button Family
5/6/2020 2:07:03 PM
Arizona Farm Bureau members from the beginning, Ramona and Terry Button had a dream and today the dream is realized.
Meet Some of our Arizona Cotton Farmers
3/18/2020 12:01:00 PM
Cotton planting is just around the corner in Arizona! And, cotton has been king in Arizona for 2,000 years thanks to the ancient Hohokam.
The Faces of Arizona Agriculture's Produce Farmers
2/19/2020 9:35:00 AM
Today, we celebrate Arizona's produce farmers: Organic, conventional, small and large farms, direct market and commodity market. Our fruit and vegetable farmers help contribute to this state's economy!
Excuse Me, I Burped
2/12/2020 10:48:00 AM
Greenhouse gas emissions by cattle barely register on the Richter scale.
Arizona Pistachios: A Healthy Nut!
1/22/2020 9:37:28 AM
Arizona's pistachio nuts are a healthy, versatile and tasty nut!
Milking the Word Milk: Video
1/8/2020 10:21:00 AM
We have an honest discussion about the use of the word milk in the beverage industry.
Five Interesting Facts about Eggs
12/18/2019 11:29:52 AM
One of the most economical forms of protein, eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals
The Nature of Arizona Soil
12/11/2019 9:21:15 AM
Like soils all over the world, Arizona soil, especially southern Arizona, has some unique characteristics.
Lettuce Talk about Arizona's Leafy Greens
11/20/2019 11:03:28 AM
In the winter, Arizona produces the majority of America's leafy greens. So, if you sit down to a salad this holiday, thank an Arizona leafy greens farmer.
The Future of Food
11/6/2019 9:49:35 AM
Some fun and interesting trends are shaping up in the food scene, according to a recent study.
Great Tips when you shop for Fresh Produce in the Grocery Store
10/23/2019 11:28:00 AM
We're excited about helping Arizona families be successful when they shop in their local grocery store.
Tips for Shopping a Farmer's Market, Video
10/16/2019 9:45:36 AM
Thinking about heading to your local farmers market more often? Some tips.
The Faces of our Arizona Ranchers: Video
9/18/2019 11:13:48 AM
Arizona Farm Bureau celebrates the faces of Arizona's ranch families.
The Truth About Corporate Farms
9/10/2019 3:48:09 PM
It takes a lot of produce, chickens, and cows, and pigs to feed you and me. So, we've built bigger barns.
Arizona Cotton Matters
8/28/2019 10:52:03 AM
Arizona’s grown cotton for hundreds of years, thanks to the ancient Hohokam.
Arizona Agriculture Works! The Video
8/21/2019 8:00:00 AM
The diversity of Arizona agriculture is amazing. And, it all works!
Yum, Pork! Video
8/7/2019 11:04:38 AM
Arizona pork is a healthy meat protein to add to your balanced diet. Remember to eat fruits, vegetables, meat proteins,
Rescue Arizona Wine Trapped in a Bottle: Video
7/31/2019 6:56:16 PM
Arizona wines can stand on their own.
We're Nuts about Arizona's Nuts - Video!
7/24/2019 11:22:31 AM
Arizona agriculture is host to some amazing pecan and pistachio orchards.
Drop Some Arizona Citrus into Your Diet Plan: Video
7/17/2019 9:52:00 AM
Arizona agriculture grows wonderfully tasty citrus.
Farmers Were Autonomous on the Farm When Autonomous Wasn't Cool
7/10/2019 11:07:11 AM
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.
Arizona Beef, A Nutritional Powerhouse in a Small Package
6/19/2019 10:00:52 AM
3-ounces of beef provides 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins.
Video: Ask an Arizona Farmer How to Save Water
6/11/2019 3:59:00 PM
If you want to grow the Med Diet in the Desert, you need to let a farmer use water.
Arizona is a Fruitful Desert
6/4/2019 6:34:00 PM
Arizona's farmers and ranchers use climate, soil, and wise water management to make this desert state an efficient and highly productive agricultural state.
Keep Our Forests Healthy
5/22/2019 10:02:41 AM
If we managed our forests better in Arizona, we'd have more water in our reservoirs.
Arizona's Young Farmers and Ranchers
5/15/2019 10:07:45 AM
Our next generation of farmers and ranchers in Arizona are moving forward in leadership work and more!
Arizona Farm Bureau's Policy Development Process
5/14/2019 6:56:27 PM
Farm Bureau is unique because it gives each farm and ranch member the chance to direct the organization’s work.
What to Know about GMOs
5/1/2019 10:06:52 AM
While others are in development, there are 10 commercially available biotech crops in the U.S.
Arizona Pork and Trade Video
4/24/2019 4:08:01 PM
Australia, Canada and America are the only countries that can export chilled meat to China.
The Video: Arizona's Women in Agriculture
4/10/2019 10:13:15 AM
Celebrating Arizona's women in agriculture.
The Truth about Antibiotics in Meat
4/3/2019 5:29:38 PM
When the animals Farmers and ranchers care about get sick, they are going to take care of them like they do their own kids.
Arizona's Amazing Alfalfa!
3/27/2019 11:13:12 AM
Alfalfa feeds dairy cows and dairy cows make our favorite dessert: Ice Cream!
Animal Welfare Means Treating Animals Well
3/20/2019 11:08:21 AM
Farmers and ranchers employ humane practices to keep their animals happy and healthy.
C is for Citrus, The Video
3/15/2019 3:29:59 PM
Arizona agriculture grows citrus too! In fact, Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida are the only U.S. states that produce citrus for consumption.
Don't Worry, Eat Your Vegetables!
3/6/2019 10:23:51 AM
Farmers and ranchers hold themselves personally responsible for the food they grow and raise because what they grow and raise they feed their own families!
The Saguaro, King Cactus: The Video
2/27/2019 4:56:14 PM
The great Saguaro Cactus will only grow in the Sonoran Desert.
Arizona Agriculture is here to Serve You Leafy Greens!
2/20/2019 8:36:10 AM
Daily, Arizona, and California serve up millions of servings of leafy greens.
A Horse is a Horse, Of Course! The Video
2/5/2019 4:30:19 PM
Arizona has a horse industry in the multi-millions. Between pleasure riding and competitions, plus working horses on our ranches, our state's horses are a breed apart!
Arizona Rancher Tells the Border Story: Video
1/31/2019 5:35:00 PM
Ranching on the border for years, Arizona rancher Jim Chilton was invited onstage at American Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting to tell an audience of 7,000 American farmers and ranchers why we need a border wall.
You Lose If Pinal County Ag Loses Water: Video
1/30/2019 11:04:13 AM
Pinal County, Arizona agriculture is an economic engine.
Running the Numbers in Pinal County's Farming Industry: Video
1/16/2019 6:19:00 PM
Check out how much agriculture in Pinal County drives the economy locally and statewide in Arizona.
Live in the City, Thank an Irrigator, the Video
1/8/2019 5:24:50 PM
We need water for everything. And, thanks to Arizona farmers, they brought you water.
The Faces of Arizona Agribusiness, Video
12/19/2018 9:48:01 AM
Farmers and ranchers are in partnership with a great wealth and variety of people in the agribusiness world.
Roses are Red and Every Color of the Rainbow Video
12/4/2018 5:03:15 PM
Arizona produces and exports 75% of the nation's rosebushes.
Pinal County Does Wonders with Water Video
11/28/2018 3:31:00 PM
Pinal County is home to more than 900 productive and valuable family farms.
Apple Video: An Apple A Day ...
11/19/2018 2:44:54 PM
Remember to eat the peel of the apple where all the fiber and anti-oxidants reside.
We're In High Cotton in Arizona!
11/13/2018 11:49:08 AM
Cotton is a renewable resource all along the supply chain including in the recycling process.
We Have a Lot of Possibilities with Pork!
10/30/2018 1:19:06 PM
We have so many recipes on Arizona Farm Bureau's Fill Your Plate, we can't count them!
From Seed to Shining Seed
10/24/2018 2:54:19 PM
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.
Hunting Protects Wildlife
10/24/2018 2:47:30 PM
Because of good management of the land, farmers and ranchers support wildlife.
We're Crazy for Arizona Cantaloupe
10/24/2018 2:42:28 PM
Arizona is really good at growing sweet cantaloupe. Here's our story
We're High on Arizona Hemp!
10/24/2018 2:40:01 PM
Hemp holds great potential for Arizona’s agricultural industry.
Arizona's Pistachio Story
10/24/2018 2:36:43 PM
Cochise County in southeast Arizona grows lots of pistachio trees for the tasty healthy nut by the same name.
Arizona Has Pecan Power!
10/24/2018 2:33:25 PM
Arizona is home to the largest irrigated Pecan farm. And, pecans can be a nutritious addition to your diet.
We're Sweet on Honey!
10/24/2018 2:30:10 PM
Arizona is home to some great honey beekeepers catering to the local market.
Celebrating Arizona's Award-Winning Wines!
10/24/2018 2:27:48 PM
Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!
Drink Milk, Get Strong, Stay Healthy!
10/24/2018 2:24:08 PM
Our Dairy farmers drink milk. They know the health benefits of a tall cold glass.
Dairy and Beef Cattle: Breeds Apart
10/24/2018 2:21:31 PM
Dairy cattle are bred and raised for their ability to produce milk and beef cattle are mainly raised for meat.
Arizona's Urbane Urban Farmers
10/24/2018 2:18:27 PM
Haven't met any of Arizona's Urban farmers even though you get to the farmers' markets?
Arizona Agriculture's Faces of Farming and Ranching
10/24/2018 2:15:42 PM
Here are some of Arizona farming's farmers and ranchers. From all backgrounds, starting points, and destinations.
Video: You Get a Taste of History with Our Arizona Ancient Grains
10/19/2018 7:09:02 PM
Ancient grains that originated in the Fertile Crescent are grown and processed by Arizona farm families today!
Video: We Grow Celebrity Wheat in Arizona
10/19/2018 7:04:12 PM
Arizona grows world-renowned wheat, Desert Durum ®! Because of its consistent quality, our Desert Durum® keeps global markets coming back for more.
Video: The Ag products Arizona Ships Around the Globe
10/19/2018 6:57:07 PM
Arizona exports cotton, fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy and seeds to over 70 countries including Canada and Mexico.
Neonicotinoids Don't Harm Bees When Used Right
10/19/2018 6:51:34 PM
Years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.
Video: When You Waste Food, You Waste Water
10/19/2018 6:46:12 PM
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.
Food Safety is a Priority for our Farmers and Ranchers
10/19/2018 6:41:44 PM
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.
Agriculture in Arizona: What's Out There
10/19/2018 6:34:05 PM
Arizona is more than tourism and cactus. Our diversity of farming and ranching helps make our state's agriculture worth $23.3 billion!
We Celebrate Arizona Pork
10/19/2018 6:25:57 PM
In 2016, Arizona produced nearly $50 million worth of pork. We produce a high-quality pork that's healthy and tasty.