One of the greatest resources of this country is our inspiration – an idea every time you turn around.
This is written “almost” at the end of the legislative session - just a few days to go. There is always some danger in providing a wrap-up, especially if something pops up in the interim. Sometimes the legislature is standing water, sometimes a trickle and sometimes a torrent, but while it is in session, it is real and it is organic, and then it all stops.
Arizona Farm Bureaus was presented awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention last month in San Antonio.
Annually, various Arizona agriculture groups come together to help organize the University of Arizona College of Ag and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension’s Agricultural Literacy Program’s Summer Agricultural Institute (SAI). The SAI is a 5-day seminar held in June to engage teachers with the many facets of Arizona agriculture. As a result, the program provides our state’s teachers with first-hand experience and knowledge to incorporate into their own classroom curriculum.
Local and organic sells better than either one alone. Just ask Robert (Bob) and Marsha McClendon, members of Arizona Farm Bureau and owners of McClendon’s Select; a retail/direct-market farm. They’re so niched and specialized, they shake their own heads at how strong the demand is for their product.
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.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of 19 firefighters who had been battling the fire up in Northern Arizona.