Category Archives: Focus on Agriculture

8 Great Ways to Get Outside and Celebrate Earth Day

There was a time, not too long ago, when the air we breathe and the water we drink were in danger of becoming dangerous to us.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s the long-term effects of industrialization were becoming clear and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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