Category Archives: Focus on Agriculture

14 Ways to Celebrate National Agriculture Day

National Agriculture Day, which is March 25th this year, provides all Arizonians with a great opportunity to offer thanks for the local farmers and ranchers who spend their days providing the food that fills our family’s plates. The goals of … Continue reading

Posted in Focus on Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Farm Bureau Hosts Governor Candidate Forums throughout Rural Arizona

Four rural county Farm Bureaus (Cochise, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma) will host GOP Arizona Governor Candidate Forums in March and April. The candidates will debate questions on rural issues, as well as questions posed by the audience. The public is … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Focus on Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Study Says Your Food Prices Could Go Up without Labor Reform

An approach to agricultural labor reform that focuses solely on immigration enforcement would raise food prices over five years by an additional 5 to 6 percent and would cut the nation’s food and fiber production by as much as a … Continue reading

Posted in Ag Facts, Arizona Food Prices, Focus on Agriculture, Legislation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Climate Change is Affecting Our Farmers – The Lessons

  Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about how climate change is expected to affect our farmers based on our current understanding of what the future climate across the country will be.  We started by looking at … Continue reading

Posted in Farm Facts, Focus on Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Climate Change is Affecting Our Farmers – The Challenges

The success of farms and ranches has always been impacted by the whims of the weather.  Variability from year to year in rainfall and temperature can significantly impact how much of each crop farms can produce which has a direct … Continue reading

Posted in Focus on Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment