Webinar Wednesday Kickoff: All About Livestock Issues
11/2/2020 9:18:00 AM
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.
A Spark of Optimism for Ag Labor Reform
2/15/2013 5:03:44 PM
Farmers and ranchers need a reliable workforce to produce food for America, and accept that most of the workers they need come from other nations. It has been a long time coming, but U.S. lawmakers are increasingly recognizing this as well.
The Return of Tough Times in the Dairy Industry!
1/27/2013 12:16:56 PM
A year ago Arizona Agriculture interviewed Paul Rovey, owner of Arizona’s Rovey Dairy, chair of Dairy Management, Inc. and President of United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA). “The contrast from 2009 to today is night and day,” Rovey said back then. “2009 was painful, 2010 was our climb out year and 2011 should reflect gains.” He was correct. The 2011 numbers show gains; however, 2012 numbers won’t be revealed until this coming fall. But even without new numbers Arizona Dairy farmers know too well that the overall industry is hurting again. So recently Arizona Agriculture reconnected with Rovey to understand the current situation.
Sustainable Farming in Arizona: Debate Over Livestock Continues to be an Ongoing Challenge
6/15/2010 5:00:00 AM
By Paul Schwennesen, Southern Arizona Rancher and Young Farmer & RancherThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report back in 2006 stating that livestock contribute over 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, a larger impact than the world’s entire transportation sector. Pretty damning stuff. In fact, it’s the sort of “fact” that led to Sir Pa...