Arizona farming and ranching Articles




Latest Census of Agriculture Releases: Highlights Across the Grand Canyon State


There were 19,086 farms in Arizona in 2017, a decrease of 4.6 percent from the 2012 Census. Most of the decrease was in Maricopa and Pima counties. The Navajo Nation counties (Apache, Coconino, and Navajo) account for 62 percent of Arizona’s total farms.

The Video: Arizona's Women in Agriculture


Celebrating Arizona's women in agriculture.

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 Faux Farm Girl


One of my unchecked boxes on my bucket list, as many of you know, is to be like you, a farmer or rancher! You guys are my heroes!

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.

It’s Time to Understand and Embrace Neonicotinoid Insecticides


Neonicotinoid insecticides are the least of bees’ problems. In fact, years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.

Guess What Superfoods Make Arizona Agriculture a Superstar!


By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: Today’s superfood rankings give Arizona Agriculture superst...

Meet Arizona Agriculture's Alcaida Family


By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: The rich agriculture heritage of this farm and ranching fam...

Arizona Agriculture's Farmers & Ranchers Are Rockstars!


By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: John F. Kennedy once said, "The American farmer is the...

Meet Arizona Agriculture's Ag Fraternity: Alpha Gamma Rho


Justen Ollendick, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern: Alpha Gamma Rho Alpha Pi is the premier professional ...