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Fill Your Plate is Full of Good Recipes March 29, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau I’ve talked about it before. Arizona Farm Bureau’s Fill Your Plate is full of good recipes and we keep adding more. One might say, but so what. When it comes to the culinary arts there are a million (and more) websites that feature recipes. Yes, you’re right. But, if [...]

We’re Crazy Bloggers Here at Arizona Farm Bureau … March 27, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Guess how many regular blogs we’re managing here at Arizona Farm Bureau: Fill Your Plate’s weekly blog, Julie’s Fresh Air and the newest, The Voice. Each blog is serving its unique role geared to our various audiences we want to take care of and celebrate. Fill Your Plate’s blog [...]

Today, Agriculture Must Get in the Video Business… We Are! March 25, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau   It’s getting very exciting! I’m in the thick of working with a great team of farmers and video professionals to produce 10 new specialty crop videos focused on Arizona’s fruits and vegetables market. This month we captured lots of information for our Arizona families on why they should [...]

U of A and Arizona Farm Bureau on the Same Page March 22, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau   In February I was on a panel with Dr. Shane Burgess, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, associate dean of Education for Economic Development and Extension in the University of Arizona’s College of Ag and Life Science, [...]

Horsing Around with Three Crazy Horses on the Farm March 20, 2013

By Guest blogger Brent Murphree for Julie’s Fresh Air Duke, My First Horse …   I got my first horse before I could sit up. Mom claims I was more like three or four years old. Grandpa Howard brought it out to the farm in his Ford Fairlane. It was in the back seat of [...]

The Government needs all the Help it can Get; But Not In the Way You Think March 18, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Seriously. And, no I have not lost my conservative values. I’m not talking about taxes; I’m talking about common sense. A few weeks ago, Arizona Farm Bureau hosted its latest state board meeting in Yuma, Arizona. Once a year, the Board of Directors and state staff travel to a [...]

Arizona Farm Bureau Regularly Highlights Safety Strategies: This Time About Welding March 15, 2013

By Bret Harris with Milling Machinery As an amateur golfer, I learned a valuable lesson one day on a tee box that I will never forget because of its many applications in my  professional and personal life, specifically as it relates to shop welding safety. My friend was and may still be one of the [...]

Any Guesses to the Number One Reason Arizona Farm Bureau Stays so Busy? March 13, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau This year’s Arizona Farm Bureau Legislative Agricultural Festival (Ag Fest) in January at the Arizona Department of Agriculture drew 55 Arizona Legislators. Additionally, 71 Farm Bureau member leaders were on hand to host their state senators and representatives and introduce them to agricultural products,  families and issues from counties [...]

Whole Foods to Require Labeling of Biotech Products March 11, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Now, this is what I love: The market driving something, instead of government. Beginning in 2018, all foods made with biotech ingredients sold at the more than 330 Whole Foods grocery stores will carry a label identifying it as such, the New York Times reports. Whole Foods is the [...]

Still Talking about My Conversation with a Humanitarian

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau In my nearly  30  years writing and serving the business-to-business community as a journalist, I’ve interviewed lots of interesting people. But one of my most recent interviews must rank up there at the top. In January, I interviewed Howard Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The full story continues [...]

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