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The Arizona Beef Industry: Focused on Sustainability and Profitability September 13, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau   This month’s issue of Arizona Agriculture features a lead story from Patrick Bray and Lauren Scheller, with Arizona Cattle Growers and Arizona Beef Council. The focus of course is the beef industry. Their article on “Steaks and Sustainability” is a good read; but if you don’t get a [...]

Ag Industry: 8 reasons Why I Love What I Do! August 26, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Pinch yourself if you love what you do. I do. I pinched myself. Promise. I have several reasons why I love what I do. Part of it involves the industry I work in and for. When you work in an industry as diverse, complex, productive, innovative and more it’s [...]

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 [...]

10 Immutable Laws on How to Survive a Crisis May 20, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Sunset Nursery, Inc. is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated wholesale citrus nursery in Yuma, Arizona. The business started in 1952 and has been worked by each proceeding generation, growing to be the largest wholesale citrus nursery in Arizona. As is common with farming families, the Loghry family has [...]

My Top 10 Benefits to Engaging Arizona Families in Farm & Ranch Conversations May 10, 2013

By Juie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau By now you know that my favorite thing to talk about is Arizona agriculture. In fact, if I can visit with someone about anything related to farming and ranching I’m a happy camper. It’s not just about the talking though, it’s also about the listening. I love to hear [...]

10 Simple Strategies to Avoid “GMO Foods” May 8, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau While I’m completely at peace with “GMO foods” (genetically modified organisms), you may not be. So, I’m going to give you 10 simple strategies for avoiding GMO foods, what I prefer to call biotech foods.   Actually, it’s easier than you might think. In fact, if you can’t remember [...]

The List: Favorite Morning “Reads” While Eating Breakfast April 17, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air and Arizona Farm Bureau So, speaking of my reading material and where I cruise to in order to check out the latest news, I have a list I run down either on my iPad or desktop computer before I ever make it into work. Here is my list of [...]

You’ll Always Remember A Bad Leader March 6, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Second in a series on Leadership. First one here. I’m focused on leadership this week, in part, due to a series of good talks on the topic last month at American Farm Bureau’s annual Joint National Leadership Conference. It was easier for the Arizona Farm Bureau leadership team to attend [...]

The List: The Most Horrible Farm Jobs January 30, 2013

By Julie Murphree and Brent Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air Editor’s Note: Our latest list involves jobs on the farm (Originally published in 2006). Life on the farm is not all happiness and fresh air. There is a lot of hard work and not a few really crappy jobs. So here’s our latest list. Special note: [...]

My Top 10 Christmas Carols December 19, 2012

By Julie Murphree Once again, I share my Top 10 Christmas Carols list. So do you want to know one of my main reasons I love Christmas so much? Even on your average, secular radio station, the gospel is preached. Wade through “Santa Baby,” “Hippopotamus for Christmas” and other dorky Christmas songs, and you still [...]

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