Category Archives: Ask a Farmer

Our Longtime Love of Local

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director Much talk about “local” has spurred a multitude of conversations, especially during the pandemic of 2020. But, did you know, 100 years ago nearly every farmer and rancher in Arizona, and America … Continue reading

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GMO Educational Effort launched by Leading Government Agencies

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   Led by the Food and Drug Administration, a multiagency effort to educate consumers about genetically modified (GMO) foods through a new “Feed Your Mind” initiative launched last month to much fanfare. … Continue reading

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Bring Your Family to the Farm

By Alexandra Pettit, AZFB Communications intern Arizona agriculture is a $23.3 billion industry, and for you and your family can experience each aspect of Arizona’s agriculture. Several farmers and ranchers have opened their farm and ranch gates for the public … Continue reading

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A Visit to an Arizona Citrus Nursery

By Alexandra Pettit Greenfield Citrus Nursery is a beautiful oasis in the desert. Located in Mesa, Arizona this 30 Acre citrus farm is full of beauty and adventure. Upon arriving at the nursery you are greeted with the sweet smells … Continue reading

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Ask a Farmer: Should We Get Away From Industrial Farming and Back to the Family Farm?

Questions Moms Ask Arizona Farmers & Ranchers: Response to AZ Mom Question #9 ” Shouldn’t we get away from industrial farming and back to the family farm? “   My initial reaction to this very valid question was, “When did we ever … Continue reading

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