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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Barnard Family


Like so many of our farm and ranch families in Arizona, they have a story to tell they didn’t realize needed telling.

The Importance of Life Insurance


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The Most Important Election of Your Lifetime (For Real This Time)


There are many reasons this election holds so much weight.

How Arizona’s Dairy Farms, Food Banks and Schools Work Together in Response to COVID-19


Today’s webinar, hosted by Arizona Farm Bureau Federation, Local First Arizona and Squire Patton Boggs, allowed participants to peer into the food supply chain from a very unique and important perspective: dairy, food banks and our schools.

We ACEed It!


Annually for the past few years we’ve been sharing your ACEs: Advocacy, Communication and Education.

Be Kind and Place a Vote for AZ Queen Bee


Hives often need to be moved to benefit the bees, and they can be over 200 pounds!

Frozen Yogurt VS Ice Cream


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How the Food Supply Chain Survived the Early Days of the 2020 Pandemic


Talented people working up and down the supply chain found creative solutions to keep meat -and other consumer goods - available to consumers when panic buying hit its peak in the early days of the pandemic.

Home Improvement During Quarantine


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USDA Announces New Eligible Commodities and Extended Deadline for COVID Relief


USDA has made its final amendment to the first round of CFAP payments.

Three Reasons Arizona Wine is so Special


The 2020 Arizona agriculture wine grape harvest is kicking into high gear with some wine grapes already harvested.

COVID-19 is Nothing to Sneeze At


In these times of the pandemic and economic challenges, it is comforting to remember and recite the Serenity Prayer.

Mystery Seeds Not Fake News: Here’s What to Do


While we didn’t need another thing to be alarmed by in 2020, the idea of an unknown, invasive, possibly noxious species being sent to American households certainly gives us one.

Arizona Farmers and Ranchers Tell You Why It's Time for Solid Rural Broadband Connections


Arizona’s Farmers and ranchers depend on broadband just as they do highways and railways to ship food and fiber across the country and around the world.

2020 Primary Candidate Survey Responses Now Available!


Whether you’re mailing in your ballot or have plans to visit your polling place, we know you probably have questions about the important races in your district.

Arizona’s Fire Season is a Hot One


Fire can be an important tool for resource management.

USMCA Implementation Is Here


This agreement will set the stage for future trade agreements.

Grill-Ready for the 4th of July!


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Arizona Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply Online for CFAP


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


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

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Dr. Poudel


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

More Toilet Paper is Coming


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


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


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


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


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


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Arizona Entrepreneurs Addressing Farm and Rural Challenges Wanted


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

A Message from Wyndham Hotels


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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Complete Clean Pledge


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UArizona College of Veterinary Medicine Admits First Class


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

Making the Transition from Forests to Farms


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


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


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


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

I Sometimes Cry Over Spilled Milk


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.

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The Value of Arizona Young Farmers and Ranchers


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


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


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

Ag Finally Included in SBA Emergency Loans


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.

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Employers may have Opportunity under CARES Act for Refundable Tax Credit


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


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

Arizona Agriculture's Ag Experts Talk about COVID19


"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


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?


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


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


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

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Communicating COVID19 Farm Safety and Farm Worker Health on the Farm


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


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

Three Insider Tips to Surviving online Learning and Conference Calls


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?


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


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


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

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Posts Nationwide Emergency Information


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


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


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


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

Rural Arizona Leaders Wanted!


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

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New Study Reveals the Big Contribution Tree Nuts Make in Arizona


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


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Your High Flavor Taste Buds and One Foodie’s Take


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



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What's Your Favorite Arizona Breakfast?


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

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Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Whit and Kelli Lann


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

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Arizona Farm Bureau Pleased with Redefined WOTUS


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


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


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


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?


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Getting to the Root of the Root Vegetables


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.

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas?


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


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.



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


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


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

 USDA Signup for Conservation Reserve Program Now Open


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


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