Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day of Prayer for Those Affected by Drought

This Thursday, Aug. 23, the American Farm Bureau Federation will be asking Americans to remember the many individuals and families facing severe struggles due to this year’s devastating drought. Suggestions for a National Day of Prayer for Drought Victims have … Continue reading

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Perfect Ways to Use Peaches

August is National Peach Month and the perfect time to enjoy this flavorful fruit.  Whether you like them best in cobbler or prefer them sliced fresh with whip cream, peaches provide a delicious alternative to other fall fruits and are … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day – Celebrating the Apple Harvest

Although most people don’t really associate apple picking and apple harvest activities with Arizona, the climate in parts of our state is actually almost perfect for apples.  Local growers across the state produce more than 17 million pounds of apples … Continue reading

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Potato Industry Ponders Possible Bumper Crop

This year’s potato crop could be substantially larger than 2011’s—up to 41 million hundredweight more bags harvested—according to Jerry Wright, president/CEO of United Potato Growers of America. Wright and 30 others in the industry participated in a meeting on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Arizona Farm Bureau Releases New Set of Strategies for Arizona Families to Stretch Their Food Dollars in Light of Midwest Drought

In light of recent food prices and anticipated future price increases due to widespread drought in the Midwest and other factors, Arizona Farm Bureau releases an updated set of strategies for Arizona families to stretch their food dollars. “Along with … Continue reading

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