Monthly Archives: May 2011
Arizona farmers and ranchers and all of Arizona have a huge stake in global trade and the current free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Colombia and Panama that are pending before Congress, suggests Arizona Farm Bureau. Combined, the three agreements represent nearly $2.5 billion in U.S. agriculture exports.
-HORSE ILLNESS OUTBREAK NOTICE: HORSE OWNERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS— An outbreak of a strain of equine herpes virus has veterinary experts asking horse owners to take careful precautions over the coming weeks.
Nothing enlivens a farmer’s spirit of optimism and hope for the harvest to come than spring planting. After winter months spent in planning and looking at market signals to determine what to plant, the miracle truly begins when the farmer puts seed to soil in the spring and prays for cooperative weather.
It is a common misconception that Federal subsidies for farmers are causing the increased incidence of obesity in America by creating an artificial price gap between healthy options and unhealthy options.
Did you know that last year’s 2-cent Phoenix sales tax on food purchased from grocery stores inspired an employee garden at Desert Tree Farms? Passed by Phoenix City Council, the five-year sales tax was promoted as a way to stop staffing cuts in the police and fire departments.