Category Archives: Arizona farmers and ranchers

Fill Your Plate with Cantaloupe

By Kevann Jordan, Recent ASU Nutrition Student As mentioned on Fill Your Plate, Arizona ranks second in the production of Cantaloupe nationwide. This beautiful melon is grown both in the spring and in the fall. With spring here, let’s talk … Continue reading

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Do You Have “Mushroom” in Your Life for Mushrooms?

By Jessica Bombace, Recent ASU Nutrition Student   The mushroom is not just a fungus, a toad’s stool or found in fairytales, it is more beneficial than we think. So, what exactly is a mushroom? Is it a plant? Is … Continue reading

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16 Arizona Dairy Facts You Need to Know

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   Our Arizona dairy milk is one of the freshest, most local products you can purchase daily. In my role with the Arizona Farm Bureau, I’m regularly asked how to “buy local.” … Continue reading

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We Should Be Bullish about Barley

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director This year, Arizona farmers intend to plant 11,000 acres of barley, lowest acreage since 1928 when only 8,000 acres were planted, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics … Continue reading

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Filing Your Plate with Radishes!

By Sarah LeVesque, Recent ASU Nutrition Student Radishes have been in the shadows! Okay, not really. They actually grow in the sunlight and love sandy soils. It’s a cruciferous vegetable that’s family to kale and packs some serious health benefits. … Continue reading

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