Category Archives: In the News

Do Honey Bees Need Pesticides, or More Specifically, Miticides?

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and southern Arizona rancher with her family Miticides, as the name implies, is an agent used to control mites. If you read my last article concerning honey bees and their unwelcome parasitic friend, … Continue reading

Posted in Ag Facts, Animals, Arizona, Food, Food Production, In the News, Planting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The H5N2 Bird Flu, What Does It Mean?

The outbreak of the avian influenza H5N2 in the U.S. has seriously impacted Midwestern poultry and egg producers. This strain has already spread to 14 states and has led to the deaths and scheduled euthanizing of over 45 million birds. … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Food Prices, Eggs, Farm Safety, Food Safety, In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Applications now open for the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge!

Check out the Farm Bureau Challenge promotional video.

Posted in Arizona farmers and ranchers, In the News, Members | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

$145,000 Up for Grabs: Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The challenge, now in … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Focus on Agriculture, In the News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Non-Profit Recruiting and Certifying Arizona Teachers

We here at the Arizona Farm Bureau and Fill Your Plate understand the importance of education for Arizona’s children, which is why we offer our Agriculture in the Classroom program. As advocates of education we felt it important to help … Continue reading

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, In the News | Tagged , | Leave a comment