Food Safety & Security Articles





Farmers and Ranchers Dig Deep


Sacrifice carries deep meaning but for military families it’s routine.

Food Safety’s Farm-to-Fork Continuum


Everyone in the farm-to-fork continuum should keep documentation for one-step back and one-step forward, meaning that they know who they received the product from and they know who they gave it to, the food supply chain.

Arizona Farmers Pleased With Farm Bill Passage in the House


The Farm Bill is a bill for everyone in Arizona and America,” said Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse and Pima County rancher.

We’re Serious about Food Safety


Our California and Arizona produce farmers are serious about food safety and our most recent video on this topic highlight that point.

Food Safety's New Way Forward in Arizona


Mr. Oddo’s insights highlight the high points of Senate Bill 1063: Produce Safety Rule; State Administration recently signed into law by Arizona’s Governor Ducey. The bill allows the Arizona Department of Agriculture to assume primary enforcement of the Produce Safety Rule.

It's a New Year; Did You Hear about Arizona Farm Bureau's Priority Issues?


Arizona Farm Bureau's Legislative to-do list is big, but manageable. Water and food safety are at the top of the list.

Arizona Agriculture: An Often Ignored Success Story (1)


One of the greatest resources of this country is our inspiration – an idea every time you turn around.

Arizona Food Prices Down 3.5%


Arizona retail food prices at the supermarket are down in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items was $47.97, down $1.78 or about 3.5% less than the first quarter of 2012.

Enhanced Tax Laws Encourage Businesses to Donate Food and Produce


Two recent enhanced pieces of tax legislation, one federal and the other state, offer tremendous benefits to large and small business donors in hopes of encouraging increased food and produce donations to food banks and other charitable organizations in times of great need.

A Spark of Optimism for Ag Labor Reform


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.