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The List: Favorite Farm or Rural Vehicles June 25, 2012

We start driving early on the farm. Kyle Murphree and Da (Grandma Pennee Murphree) Editor’s Note: The stories below should conjure up remembrances of those vehicles you drove around in on the dusty back-roads of life. You still have a chance to tell your stories. If you have a unique story about your favorite vehicle [...]

Are You Eating Your Veggies? June 18, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau It’s a good question: “Are you eating your veggies?” Enough of them? Nutritionists say the average American is not eating enough vegetables. But, we can change that. It’s a matter of paying attention to our daily diet and the things we like to eat. Working for Arizona Farm Bureau [...]

Arizona Farm Bureau’s Centennial Celebration Continues: Our Women of Integrity and Quiet Authority June 15, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau I’ve recently wrapped up number six. That’s number six of a series we’re doing on Arizona’s 100 years of statehood and its agriculture history. Agriculture made this state. In fact, agriculture defines this state — even today as we recognize the $10.3 billion industry that Arizona agriculture happens to [...]

Farmers and Ranchers: Stand and Be Counted June 1, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Just in case you haven’t noticed, it’s an Ag Census year. Make sure you’re counted. Why the Census of Agriculture is important to agriculture: 1. The Census of Agriculture is the nation’s leading source of information on U.S. agriculture. 2. The Census of Agriculture is used to shape many [...]

Age-Appropriate Fashion: Tips for Older Women April 18, 2012

One of my Twitter buddies @MizAlisa tweeted: “@Cottonaggie So I’m facing a fashion crisis. Not sure what someone my age should wear anymore!” I promised her I’d write something on this. For women, the older we get the more classic and effortless our fashion should be. Something about the mature women; classic in casual and [...]

Spring has Sprung; My Top 10 Things I like to Do Once Spring Arrives April 16, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau I love spring weather! We all do. It’s the time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. So, here’s my list of favorite things I like to do now that spring has sprung! Just get outside! Even a walk around the neighborhood (or farm for my past days [...]

Farmers and Ranchers: We’re Rich After All March 5, 2012

 Guest Editorial By Glen Cope, fourth generation beef producer in Southwest Missouri, is chair of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee My parents taught me from a young age that you need not look any farther than the end of your own shirt sleeve for a helping hand. It’s a creed [...]

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open for Fashion Ideas February 22, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureua and Julie’s Fresh Air Come closer. Promise not to tell? One of my fashion secrets is to watch what others wear, even the younger set. While I always make modifications since I’m not part of the younger set, I love seeing what young people wear with the exception of [...]

Spring is Around the Corner, Is Your Wardrobe Ready? February 15, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air While we’ve still got some chilly days ahead of us (I know, you don’t feel very sorry for us in Arizona), it’s the perfect time to prepare your spring wardrobe. I love spring. Colors are bursting forth, the sun seems to be out bigger and [...]

It’s the New Year, Do You Know Where You’re Going?! February 8, 2012

 My tips for trips   By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air By now, you probably know between vacations and business travel, how often you’ll be packing travel bags this year. And since airlines have made the foolish decision to charge us for our luggage and certainly charge us for extra heavy [...]

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