Arizona Ag Articles




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


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.

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


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

Speaker Lineup Set to Unlock Economic Mysteries for Arizona Agriculture


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.

Arizona Agriculture Teacher Shortage Can be Solved


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.

Urban Farm Continues to Encourage Fruit Trees in the Desert


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


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


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

Millennials Are Ready to Be Builders


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

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


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

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


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