Category Archives: Ag Facts

The T on Tomatoes 

 Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director  Let’s talk tomatoes, the world’s most popular fruit and in Arizona too! The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Arizona hosting 61 acres of tomatoes grown in the … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Content of Canned Versus. Fresh Produce

By Vanessa Evens A Recent ASU Nutrition Student It’s no secret that canned produce has a little bit of a bad reputation, but is that reputation based in fact or fiction? We’ve all heard that cooking vegetables takes out some … Continue reading

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The Power of Garlic

By Morgan Crawford A Recent ASU Nutrition Student Garlic: It’s useful more than just for warding off vampires. In fact, it’s helpful for fighting viruses, infections, and so much more. This ingredient makes just about anything taste delicious, but more … Continue reading

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Summer Science for Kids

By Alexandra Pettit AZFB communications intern School is out and summer is here for the kiddos. They are excited for a fun filled two months of summer. You are probably wondering how you are going to keep them busy for … Continue reading

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The Squeeze on Citrus

By Angela Bates A Recent ASU Nutrition Student 4 Ways One of Arizona’s Top Crops Benefits the Body In 1889, William J. Murphy planted an experimental citrus grove along the newly completed Arizona Canal. At this time in history, it … Continue reading

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