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Grill-Ready for the 4th of July!

6/29/2020

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Arizona Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply Online for CFAP

6/25/2020

All USDA Service Centers are open for business, including some that are open to visitors to conduct business in person by appointment only.

Arizona’s Public Lands: Let’s Support the Ranchers in Keeping them Pristine

6/25/2020

Ranching and recreating must work hand in hand for everyone using the lands to get along.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Dr. Poudel

6/23/2020

She might not be a generational farmer from Arizona, but she is a generational farmer from Nepal.

More Toilet Paper is Coming

6/18/2020

According to Nielsen data for the three-week period of Feb. 28 to March 21, Americans spent more than $1.4 billion on toilet paper.

Meet Arizona Agriculture's Richard Rogers

6/16/2020

He reminisces on the path of starting the Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers program and some of the biggest changes to him in agriculture over the last 80 years.

Arizona’s Food Bank Programs Partner with Farmers and Ranchers

6/12/2020

To date, under the Friends of the Farm program nearly 250,000 pounds of Arizona-grown produce has been purchased from small farmers in Cochise, Maricopa, and Pima Counties.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Auza Family

6/10/2020

Over most of her Farm Bureau involvement, Carmen’s leadership focus was on behalf of women in agriculture.

A Day of Marathon Hay Baling in Arizona

6/9/2020

When you read this article, you’ll note quite a bit has changed in the way we grow and bale hay. The hard work and the dreams stay the same.

Newest Member Benefit: Dungarees

6/8/2020

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Arizona Entrepreneurs Addressing Farm and Rural Challenges Wanted

6/2/2020

$145K in Startup Funds Available; Apply by July 31

A Message from Wyndham Hotels

6/1/2020

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Complete Clean Pledge

5/25/2020

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UArizona College of Veterinary Medicine Admits First Class

5/22/2020

the College of Veterinary Medicine received 518 applications and interviewed 244 applicants to fill 110 seats.

Making the Transition from Forests to Farms

5/20/2020

Kimberly-Clark wants to source 90% of fiber used in its tissue products from environmentally preferred fiber sources by 2025 and working with farmers in Arizona and across the U.S. will get it closer to that goal.

We Were Local When Local Wasn’t Cool

5/19/2020

And while local ag markets have had ebbs and flows, a resurgence of a broader local Arizona ag market took place in the early 1990s.

A Conversation with a Sommelier: Richard Poole

5/13/2020

Wine can only get better as farmer entrepreneurs and scientists take a lot of the art and turn it into science.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Sherrie Hanna

5/13/2020

Hanna sits on numerous boards and supports many community organizations, including Yavapai County Farm Bureau.

I Sometimes Cry Over Spilled Milk

5/12/2020

All hands were on deck to try to mitigate the lost outlets for milk by concentrating on new or expanded outlets including more milk to school lunch sites and more milk and dairy to the food banks.

Support AZFB Membership Benefit Providers

5/11/2020

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The Value of Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers

5/8/2020

The Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) program has a long history of creating future agriculture leaders and building friendships that last a lifetime.

Thousands Distributed to Food Banks in Arizona and California

5/6/2020

Farm Credit West distributed $4,000 grants to thirty food banks throughout the regions in which they operate.

USDA Reminds Arizona Farmers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports

5/5/2020

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Arizona are currently open to phone and virtual appointments.

Ag Finally Included in SBA Emergency Loans

5/4/2020

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs.

Membership Matters:  Creating a Login

5/4/2020

Membership Monday

Employers may have Opportunity under CARES Act for Refundable Tax Credit

5/4/2020

The refundable tax credit is equal to 50% of qualified wages paid to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021.

Arizona Farm Bureau Sends a Letter to the Governor’s Office Advocating for Wine Tasting Rooms

5/1/2020

Non-Essential Retail Agriculture Operations have been hurting like so many small businesses.

Arizona Agriculture's Ag Experts Talk about COVID19

4/29/2020

"Our health, our security, our liberty and freedom depend on our ability to feed ourselves."

$10 Million Awarded to Central Arizona for Conserving Ag Water

4/22/2020

This $10 million award is part of more than $200 million in partner-driven natural resource conservation projects funded through RCPP.

Groundwater and Surface Water Regulated Differently: What about Subflow?

4/20/2020

As with so much else in Arizona water law, however, the ongoing stream adjudications have blurred the distinction between ground and surface water in a significant way, through the concept of subflow.

Meet UArizona's Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine

4/9/2020

For every student dreaming of a career in veterinary medicine, the Doctor's insights here should not only inspire consideration but motivate you to jump in firmly with both feet.

COVID-19 Pandemic Causing a Downward Spiral in Arizona's Crop and Livestock Prices

4/7/2020

The pain is being felt in all agriculture commodities in Arizona and throughout the Country.

Members Save with Air Med Care Network

4/6/2020

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Communicating COVID19 Farm Safety and Farm Worker Health on the Farm

4/1/2020

Here’s what our Arizona farmers and ranchers are doing to ensure healthy environments for farm workers.

Arizona Farm Bureau Loses Another Fearless Leader: Arthur Pacheco

3/31/2020

Arthur Pacheco probably represents one of the oldest farm family histories in Arizona.

Three Insider Tips to Surviving online Learning and Conference Calls

3/31/2020

Zoom and Panopto have viewer statistics and attendance data the online providers can review after the course.

Governor Ducey has issued a “stay home” order for AZ – what does it mean for AZ Agriculture’s families?

3/30/2020

Food production, distribution, and sale are all defined as essential infrastructure operations, and food production, processing, cultivation, and manufacturing are defined as essential business operations.

Governor Ducey Announces Funding to Support Vulnerable Arizonans During Pandemic

3/30/2020

Arizona Farm Bureau Partners with Governor’s Office to Ensure our Small Retail Farmers Can Support Arizona Food Banks with fresh, Healthy farm products.

We Can Live Without Celebrities, Not Farmers: Experts in Ag Discuss COVID-19 Impact

3/26/2020

Rain or Shine or Virus, Farms and Ranches Supply Our Food Needs.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Posts Nationwide Emergency Information

3/20/2020

This National Emergency Declaration addresses National emergency conditions that create a need for immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment and persons, and provides necessary relief from the FMCSR for motor carriers and drivers engaged in the transport of essential supplies, equipment and persons.

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Dominguez Family

3/17/2020

This small, Yuma produce farm in the Mecca of America’s “Winter Lettuce Bowl of the United States” may seem a bit odd.

Guess What’s Growing in Arizona On an Old Football Field

3/10/2020

The system as an aquaponics closed-loop system using fish waste to fertilize the product. Right now, Merchant's Garden is the only USDA Certified Organic greenhouse system in Pima County.

Census 2020: Don't Get Passed Over For Rural Funding

3/5/2020

For several USDA programs, eligibility requires recipients to live in a rural area.

Rural Arizona Leaders Wanted!

3/3/2020

Arizona’s Center for Rural Leadership, Project CENTRL, is now accepting applications for Class 29.

Members Save Now at Harkin's Theaters

3/2/2020

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New Study Reveals the Big Contribution Tree Nuts Make in Arizona

2/25/2020

UArizona’s new study measured water use in terms of dollar of sales per acre-foot of water, as opposed to acre-feet of water per acre, helping us to understand just how valuable our tree-nut crop is to Arizona’s overall economy.

Don't Spread Germs, Wash Your Hands

2/24/2020

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Your High Flavor Taste Buds and One Foodie’s Take

2/18/2020

Consumers want more flavor and also want to know the health benefits of the variety of foods we have access to in America.

MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $5,000 ON CAT PRODUCTS

2/10/2020

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What's Your Favorite Arizona Breakfast?

2/4/2020

The most popular breakfast is a hot breakfast. A topic we recently covered on Rosie on the House.

Save on Propane Power with AmeriGas

2/3/2020

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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Whit and Kelli Lann

1/28/2020

Kelli and Whit Lann are a young couple who live, work and ranch in Apache County.

Take Advantage of All Member Benefits

1/27/2020

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Arizona Farm Bureau Pleased with Redefined WOTUS

1/24/2020

This long and complicated history of the previous rule left Americans, including farmers, confused and uncertain about where federal jurisdiction ends and where state authorities begin, causing many landowners to hire teams of attorneys to tell them how to use their own land.

Arizona Farmer Wins Runner-Up in National Discussion Meet Competition

1/22/2020

The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected. Participants are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on a predetermined topic.

Legislative Leaders Tell Us Their 2020 Priorities

1/21/2020

As we annually do, we asked Arizona's legislative leaders from each party to share their vision of the 2020 legislative year. Here’s what they said.

Arizona Agriculture Celebrates the Passage of USMCA

1/16/2020

The USMCA vote comes just one day after the United States signed a new trade agreement with China, which promises to increase agricultural exports overseas by tens of billions of dollars.

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

1/13/2020

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Getting to the Root of the Root Vegetables

1/7/2020

Most root vegetables are available all year, but the peak season is fall through spring, except for beets, which are the best summer through fall.

Save on Holiday Travel with Wyndham

12/30/2019

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

12/23/2019

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Arizona Ag Leaders Raise $5,000 to Comfort Kids in Cotton

12/17/2019

The Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee came to the rescue of the Ronald McDonald Houses covering in an area that was right up the alley of Arizona farmers and ranchers, certainly those in the cotton industry.

MEMBERS SAVE 20% OFF PUBLISHED RATES AT ALMOST 5,000 CHOICE HOTELS WORLDWIDE!

12/16/2019

Member Benefits: Save at participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality Inn®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Rodeway Inn®, and Econo Lodge® hotels.

U.S. China Trade Agreement Big Win: Phase One

12/14/2019

China imports $1 billion directly from Arizona and of that $49 million is Arizona agricultural goods.

Grass Raised or Grain Finished, All Arizona Beef is Quality Beef

12/10/2019

Beef cattle spend most of their life grazing on grass pastures.

 USDA Signup for Conservation Reserve Program Now Open

12/9/2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) today.

Beating Mother Nature: How to Produce High-Quality Hay

12/9/2019

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Red Meat on the Food Runway

11/19/2019

The plant-based Impossible Burger is the sexy new fashion line for what was once known as the humble Veggie Burger when I was growing up.

What Arizona Ranchers Can Expect from an Important Policy Center Designed to Support the Industry

11/12/2019

Current major issues faced by agriculture and natural resource industries include labor shortages, water use policies, and food safety.

Deadline Looms to Obtain Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Policy to Protect Your Ranch

11/5/2019

Your agent should take the time to explain and educate you on how this program works and to make sure it’s right for you.

It Took an Act of Congress to Get Us Thanksgiving

10/31/2019

Congress decided to officially set a fixed-date for the holiday because of an interesting calendar issue one year.

A Destiny Fit for a King

10/29/2019

Old pictures of the ranch and the Altar Valley area reveal a somewhat different landscape than what the most recent generation of Kings are used to.

There's an App for That!

10/28/2019

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Arizona Young Farmer's and Ranchers Annual Meeting

10/21/2019

Attend the Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers 2019 Annual Meeting!

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Button Family

10/16/2019

Ramona Farms, established in the early 1970s, represents the convergence of modern and traditional farming.

Testing Your Ag Business Idea in the Marketplace

10/15/2019

Do you know the four questions you need to ask to determine if your Business idea is marketable?

Online Registration Open for AFBF's 2020 Annual Convention

10/14/2019

Get ready for American Farm Bureau Convention. Register Today!

Viticulture Program Helping Ensure Arizona Keeps Making More Wine

10/9/2019

With the affordability of in-state tuition at Yavapai College and the available learning resources, the Southwest Wine Center easily ranks as a top choice for students wanting an education in grape growing and winemaking.

The Science-based Benefits of Grazing on Public Lands

10/8/2019

Arizona's grazing rates are low because that's what the market will sustain.

A Conversation About Wild Horses: Jacquelyn Hughes

10/3/2019

After meeting her, Hughes and I had a fascinating discussion of the relationship between the public and wild horses. And, of course, I asked her to share her insights with us.

Let’s Talk Pumpkins in Arizona Agriculture

10/2/2019

In Arizona, we’re celebrating pumpkins on so many of our family farms. The 2017 Census of Agriculture, the USDA’s most recent, shows 241 acres grew pumpkins in our state from 114 farms.

Boot Barn Savings

9/30/2019

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A Follow-Up Conversation with a Humanitarian: Howard Buffett

9/24/2019

Knowing the interesting things Howard Buffett was doing with research on the Willcox farm, I reached out to him these six years later.

SAVE UP TO 30% OFF AVIS RENTALS

9/23/2019

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WOTUS: The Old Rule Finally Finished

9/13/2019

Arizona Farm Bureau fully supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to repeal the irrational and unclear 2015 Waters of the US Rule.

The Drive Toward Electric Autonomous Vehicles

9/10/2019

The average car today is only used 4% of the time, meaning that most vehicles sit dormant the equivalent of 350 days per year.

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