The Voice

Pick a Bale of Arizona Cotton

Posted by Julie Murphree on Wed, Mar 22, 2017@08:31 AM

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: My work colleague, Education Director Katie Aikins, shot me a text yesterday asking if we could get a number on how many bales of cotton Arizona produced in the latest cotton crop year, 2016. Well, as I always do I turned to my “numbers guy.”

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Tags: Arizona agriculture, Arizona cotton

Arizona Milk is Healthy, Local and Oh So Good

Posted by Julie Murphree on Tue, Mar 21, 2017@05:00 AM

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: You might hear some detractors discounting the benefits of milk. But, they are only that, detractors. In truth, milk is one of the quickest, healthiest and yummy ways to get a combination of nutrients in a few quick mouthfuls.

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Tags: Arizona agriculture, Arizona Dairy, Arizona Dairy Farms

Membership Matters: Double Your Fun with POGOPass

Posted by Peggy Jo Goodfellow on Mon, Mar 20, 2017@05:00 AM

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager: It’s hard to believe that the school year will be over in a few short months! It’s been said that time flys when you’re having fun. Over the Memorial Day weekend, some Arizona families will travel north to summer homes in the mountains or west to their favorite beach in California. But other families will prefer to stay close to home and enjoy the entertainment venues right here in Arizona. 

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Tags: Arizona Farm Bureau member benefits

Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Minimum Wage Increase Challenge; Ag Weighs In

Posted by Julie Murphree on Thu, Mar 16, 2017@05:00 AM

Staff Reports: Yesterday, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected a challenge brought by business groups to the minimum wage increase approved by voters last November, known as Proposition 206.

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Tags: Arizona agriculture

Why This City Kid Has a Big Heart for Agriculture

Posted by Julie Murphree on Wed, Mar 15, 2017@05:00 AM

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication & Organization Director: Member of the Governor's Advisory Council to the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) and Hickman’s Family Farms Chief Financial Officer, Jim Manos is a city kid with a big heart for agriculture. And, his experience working as Controller for Shamrock Dairy and Controller and Vice President for Parker Dairy Farms in the 1980s helped shape his love of agriculture and his advocacy stance on behalf of the industry.

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Tags: Arizona agriculture

If these Arizona Agriculture Crops Disappeared So Would $3.5 Billion

Posted by Julie Murphree on Tue, Mar 14, 2017@05:00 AM

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication & Organization Director: Every year, Arizona Farm Bureau features Arizona agriculture’s top 16 crops in an Infographic. At the top of the leader board is cattle and calves and as you go through the chart you discover the diversity and abundance of agriculture in this desert state.

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Tags: Arizona agriculture

Membership Matters: Adventure and Savings at Sea World

Posted by Peggy Jo Goodfellow on Mon, Mar 13, 2017@05:00 AM

By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: Do you love the ocean and getting up-close and personal with dolphins, beluga whales, polar bears and sharks? Well… maybe not the sharks. At SeaWorld San Diego, a Farm Bureau member benefit provider, you’ll connect with the sea and go on rides and adventures.    

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Tags: Arizona Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau member benefits

Bill to Overturn the BLM Planning 2.0 Rule Only Needs the President’s Signature

Posted by Julie Murphree on Thu, Mar 09, 2017@05:00 AM

Arizona Farm Bureau Staff Reports: The Senate passed major legislation this week to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Planning rule, which is commonly called “Planning 2.0.” Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake in the United States Senate co-sponsored the disapproval resolution, along with all western state senators and applauded the Senate’s overturning of the rule.

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Tags: Federal Regulations, Public Lands

Arizona Agriculture’s High Quality Durum Wheat has Global Celebrity Status

Posted by Julie Murphree on Wed, Mar 08, 2017@09:41 AM

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: True, Arizona celebrates the revival of our heritage wheat varieties, but did you know that Arizona grows prized Desert Durum wheat for its gluten strength, something we’ve been doing for decades. And, the international markets love our Arizona wheat.

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Tags: Arizona agriculture, Arizona Wheat

New Leadership Begins at Arizona Farm Bureau

Posted by Julie Murphree on Tue, Mar 07, 2017@07:07 AM

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director: Joseph Sigg became Arizona Farm Bureau’s Chief Administrative Officer March 1. He will spearhead oversight and direction of the 24,000-member organization representing farmers and ranchers and non-agriculture constituents.

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