Food for Thought
Arizona Agriculture is Diverse
Between crops and livestock, Arizona's agriculture is quite diverse!
Arizona Agriculture Sustaining Sustainability Story
Decades of innovation and planning have produced amazing stories in agriculture about conservation, resource savings, and more. This is Arizona agriculture's story. This is American agriculture's story!
Resiliency in American and Arizona Agriculture
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
Arizona Farm Bureau's latest #WebinarWednesday features the latest on drone technology for agriculture use.
Arizona Ag's Wheels and Whirligigs and Walks
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
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
Arizona agriculture's pork industry contributes millions to the state's economy and provides healthy, nutritious pork to Arizona families.
Arizona Agriculture Works!
Our farms and ranches, big and small, organic and biotech work to keep us fed and clothed.
These Arizona Water Facts Help You Thrive
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
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
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
Arizona agriculture has always wonderfully turned our desert green.
Arizona Agriculture is a Numbers Game
Can you guess how big Arizona's agriculture is? In the millions or billions?
Conserving Arizona Water: The Rayner Family Method
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
Our farm and ranch leaders help drive the success of this organization.
Arizona Agriculture Moves the State's Economy!
Arizona agriculture helps move our state's economy!
Arizona Agriculture is Hands On!
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
Arizona agriculture is constantly on the move, making food and fiber for you.
AZ Foodie Loco about Local Arizona Agriculture
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
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
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?
We call ourselves "The Nutrition State" in this desert state.
Swipe Right and Meet Your Farmer
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!
Nutrient-rich, pork is versatile, affordable and delicious. Arizona raises yummy pork!
Farming is a Family Affair: The Button Family
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
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
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
Greenhouse gas emissions by cattle barely register on the Richter scale.
Arizona Pistachios: A Healthy Nut!
Arizona's pistachio nuts are a healthy, versatile and tasty nut!
Milking the Word Milk: Video
We have an honest discussion about the use of the word milk in the beverage industry.
Five Interesting Facts about Eggs
One of the most economical forms of protein, eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals
The Nature of Arizona Soil
Like soils all over the world, Arizona soil, especially southern Arizona, has some unique characteristics.
Lettuce Talk about Arizona's Leafy Greens
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
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
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
Thinking about heading to your local farmers market more often? Some tips.
The Faces of our Arizona Ranchers: Video
Arizona Farm Bureau celebrates the faces of Arizona's ranch families.
The Truth About Corporate Farms
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
Arizona’s grown cotton for hundreds of years, thanks to the ancient Hohokam.
Arizona Agriculture Works! The Video
The diversity of Arizona agriculture is amazing. And, it all works!
Yum, Pork! Video
Arizona pork is a healthy meat protein to add to your balanced diet. Remember to eat fruits, vegetables, meat proteins,
We're Nuts about Arizona's Nuts - Video!
Arizona agriculture is host to some amazing pecan and pistachio orchards.
Drop Some Arizona Citrus into Your Diet Plan: Video
Arizona agriculture grows wonderfully tasty citrus.
Farmers Were Autonomous on the Farm When Autonomous Wasn't Cool
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
3-ounces of beef provides 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins.
Video: Ask an Arizona Farmer How to Save Water
If you want to grow the Med Diet in the Desert, you need to let a farmer use water.
Arizona is a Fruitful Desert
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
If we managed our forests better in Arizona, we'd have more water in our reservoirs.
Arizona's Young Farmers and Ranchers
Our next generation of farmers and ranchers in Arizona are moving forward in leadership work and more!
Arizona Farm Bureau's Policy Development Process
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
While others are in development, there are 10 commercially available biotech crops in the U.S.
Arizona Pork and Trade Video
Australia, Canada and America are the only countries that can export chilled meat to China.
The Truth about Antibiotics in Meat
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!
Alfalfa feeds dairy cows and dairy cows make our favorite dessert: Ice Cream!
Animal Welfare Means Treating Animals Well
Farmers and ranchers employ humane practices to keep their animals happy and healthy.
C is for Citrus, The Video
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!
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
The great Saguaro Cactus will only grow in the Sonoran Desert.
Arizona Agriculture is here to Serve You Leafy Greens!
Daily, Arizona, and California serve up millions of servings of leafy greens.
A Horse is a Horse, Of Course! The Video
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
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
Pinal County, Arizona agriculture is an economic engine.
Running the Numbers in Pinal County's Farming Industry: Video
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
We need water for everything. And, thanks to Arizona farmers, they brought you water.
The Faces of Arizona Agribusiness, Video
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
Arizona produces and exports 75% of the nation's rosebushes.
Pinal County Does Wonders with Water Video
Pinal County is home to more than 900 productive and valuable family farms.
Apple Video: An Apple A Day ...
Remember to eat the peel of the apple where all the fiber and anti-oxidants reside.
We're In High Cotton in Arizona!
Cotton is a renewable resource all along the supply chain including in the recycling process.
We Have a Lot of Possibilities with Pork!
We have so many recipes on Arizona Farm Bureau's Fill Your Plate, we can't count them!
From Seed to Shining Seed
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
Because of good management of the land, farmers and ranchers support wildlife.
We're Crazy for Arizona Cantaloupe
Arizona is really good at growing sweet cantaloupe. Here's our story
We're High on Arizona Hemp!
Hemp holds great potential for Arizona’s agricultural industry.
Arizona's Pistachio Story
Cochise County in southeast Arizona grows lots of pistachio trees for the tasty healthy nut by the same name.
Arizona Has Pecan Power!
Arizona is home to the largest irrigated Pecan farm. And, pecans can be a nutritious addition to your diet.
We're Sweet on Honey!
Arizona is home to some great honey beekeepers catering to the local market.
Celebrating Arizona's Award-Winning Wines!
Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!
Drink Milk, Get Strong, Stay Healthy!
Our Dairy farmers drink milk. They know the health benefits of a tall cold glass.
Dairy and Beef Cattle: Breeds Apart
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
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
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
Ancient grains that originated in the Fertile Crescent are grown and processed by Arizona farm families today!
Video: We Grow Celebrity Wheat in Arizona
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
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
Years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.
Video: When You Waste Food, You Waste Water
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.