Category Archives: Food Production

Arizona Lemons, Worthy of a “Pucker Up!”

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   The 2017/18 crop results for Arizona lemons are in: Production this season is slightly down from last year, but much better than our 2012 lemon harvest. Arizona citrus farmers harvested 1.30 … Continue reading

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Kill Off Sugar From Your Diet

By Alise Robers, Recent Arizona State University Nutrition Student  One of the most dangerous items in our diet is something we all know and love: Sugar. This seductively sweet substance is the most popular ingredient added to foods in the … Continue reading

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Do Honey Bees Need Pesticides, or More Specifically, Miticides?

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and southern Arizona rancher with her family Miticides, as the name implies, is an agent used to control mites. If you read my last article concerning honey bees and their unwelcome parasitic friend, … Continue reading

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Backyard Farms: Becoming Self Sufficient

By Michael Russell, recent Arizona State University Nutrition Communications Student I have long dreamed of a chance to own a plot of land and yield from it foods that I can use to feed myself and my family.  The first … Continue reading

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Grow with your family: Benefits of Introducing Gardening to Children

By Jacob Gerdes, recent Arizona State University Nutrition Communications Student Growing up, I loved being outside and that feeling has stuck with me to this day. However, I missed out on one opportunity that could have changed the way I … Continue reading

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