Category Archives: Farm 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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Filling Arizona’s Food Deserts With Good Food

By Erin Wyatt A Recent ASU Nutrition Student The state of Arizona has a huge problem with hunger among its citizens. Approximately 17.8% of the state’s population is considered to be food insecure.1 When you compare this number to the … Continue reading

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Earth Day

By Alexandra Pettit AZFB Communications Intern Since 1970 we have been celebrating Earth Day. This unique day comes every year on April 22. Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries. This is a day for all to focus … Continue reading

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A Day at The Farm: Pick Your Own Produce Around Arizona

By Cecelia Wilken, Current ASU Nutrition Student One of my fondest childhood memories was heading up to Dewey, Arizona and adventuring through the Mortimer Farm pumpkin patch every October. Since then I’ve shared that tradition with my own family. Every … Continue reading

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Watermelon Facts

By Arizona Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom  It’s Summertime, the sun is out and the weather is great! The only thing that could make this summer-perfect is some refreshing watermelon. A watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable. The … Continue reading

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