The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines value-added products as a change in the physical state or form of the product; the production of a product in a manner that enhances its value, as demonstrated through a business plan.
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.
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!
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!
Here are some of Arizona farming's farmers and ranchers. From all backgrounds, starting points, and destinations.
Neonicotinoid insecticides are the least of bees’ problems. In fact, years of monitoring show proper use of neonicotinoids doesn’t harm bees.
By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: Today’s superfood rankings give Arizona Agriculture superst...
By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: The rich agriculture heritage of this farm and ranching fam...
By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: John F. Kennedy once said, "The American farmer is the...