Thump a Watermelon for Ripeness

It’s summer! Time to find out if a watermelon is ripe by thumping it and listening for the hollow sound of ripeness. Arizona and California are the largest producers of this centerpiece fruit of your family picnics.



Arizona Broccoli is a Super Food We Grow!

Arizona’s annual Broccoli crop generates millions of dollars for our state’s economy and provides another superfood veggie for you and me.



Ranchers Have Big Hearts for Wildlife!

Ranchers have big hearts for wildlife. So much so that their watering sources for cattle are the watering sources for wild animals. Plus, they take care of the land so cattle and wildlife can graze wild grasses together.


Arizona Beef is Quality Beef!

A 3-ounce serving of Arizona beef is a nutrient-dense food and is the #1 source of protein, vitamin B12, and zinc. In Arizona, it’s one of our top agriculture commodities. This weekend is perfect for grilling some juicy steaks.

DEWEY, AZ: Black Angus cattle in a pasture on a ranch near Dewey, AZ. PHOTO BY JACK KURTZ


Eggs are a Healthy Protein Choice

May is National Egg Month! Did you know that our own Hickman’s Family Farms produces more than 10 million eggs a day for Arizona families? Eat more eggs, it’s a healthy choice!