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Remember Summertime Means Food Shopping Savings Tips June 28, 2013

By now, we’re well into our summertime fun and spending more on food then we might have planned because of family outings, picnics and overall on-the-go summer schedules. It can bust our budgets. Perhaps Arizona Farm Bureau can help with its Food Shopping Savings Tips. We’ve developed these for families to help you stretch your [...]

Arizona Legacy Beef is Built on Legacy June 26, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau. I’ve fallen in love with another Arizona ranch family. When you meet Danny and Kacie Tomerlin of Arizona Legacy Beef in Humboldt, Arizona you will too. Participants on Fill Your Plate and members of Arizona Farm Bureau, the young couple have poured their heart, soul and mind into their [...]

Those Moments We Serendipitously Capture … June 24, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air Serendipity: Noun, The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way: “a fortunate stroke of serendipity.” Daily I feel as if I have  moments of serendipity. These moments are mostly influenced by who I work with and for. Moments that [...]

Arizona’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Are Innovators! June 21, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau 2013 marks a Farm Bureau year that I’ve been all over the state. That’s sort of typical but more so this year than previous years. My Communication, Education and Marketing team and I established a goal to be out and about even more than typical as we wanted to [...]

Women Advocating for Agriculture: You’ll Find them Everywhere June 19, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau June is the month that Arizona Farm Bureau and our other agriculture groups gather for the Women’s Leadership Conference. Having held the latest conference, the women that attended are now back at home/farm/ranch base and doing what they do best: helping the family ag business, engaging in their communities [...]

Arizona Farm Bureau’s Overview of this Most Recent Legislative Session June 17, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau This 2013 Arizona Legislative session can be identified with one word: Stretched. If you want Arizona Farm Bureau’s overview, check out Ana Kennedy’s article. She’s done a great job on drilling down on the specifics. One thing about our organization, you can count on our Government Relations team to [...]

Show Up! June 14, 2013

Editor’s Note: This editorial first appeared in the June 2013 issue of Arizona Agriculture.   Guest Editorial by Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers I try not to be surprised, but I am always bothered a bit that agriculture is one of those industries where everyone else thinks they can tell us what our cultural [...]

Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom & the FFA Partnered for Kids June 12, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau You may not have noticed, but Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom and the FFA in Arizona are engaged in an amazing partnership of helping our youth in this state learn more about agriculture. In the recent article, “AITC Teams with FFA for Success in and out of [...]

Celebrating Summer Crops in Arizona June 10, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau “It’s too hot to grow anything here,” said someone ahead of me in the checkout line at the grocery store here in Arizona. I almost started another conversation but I didn’t want to slow the line down. Too hot to grow anything … well let me tell you that’s [...]

GMO Wheat: How Odd That Stray Wheat Gene Seems June 7, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau When I study the details of the GMO wheat in Oregon, I scratch my head (yes, I know, the science mind doesn’t take over quickly for me). The news broke in expected fear mongering fashion as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported the detection of Roundup Ready® wheat [...]

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