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In this photo taken Jan. 23, 2010, an assortment of corn and seeds, as well as a lightning rod and rattle, is displayed as part of an agriculture tour on the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona. The tours have fed the desire of visitors to learn about one of the oldes indigenous tribes in America but also an economic need where business opportunities are scarce.
In this photo taken Jan. 23, 2011, Micah Loma'omvaya talks about petroglyphs as a part of an agriculture tour on the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona. The tours have fed the desire of visitors to learn about one of the oldest indigenous tribes in America but also an economic need where business opportunities are scarce.
In this photo taken Jan. 23, 2011, Hopi anthropologist Micah Loma'omvaya picks up a hand of dirt during an agriculture tour on the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona. The tours have fed the desire of visitors to learn about one of the oldest indigenous tribes in America but also an economic need where business opportunities are scarce.
The economic impact of the state’s agriculture industry has nearly tripled in the past 20 years, but the state’s overall economy has grown even faster.
Agriculture students at Mesa’s Red Mountain High School swept San Tan and Superstition District contests at ASU Polytechnic recently.
What kind of lunch can you get for $1? If you head out to Glendale on Saturday for the 27th annual Arizona Agriculture Day, you can get a barbecue beef sandwich, hard-boiled egg, coleslaw, beans, honey stick, milk, vegetables, fruit and cookies (while supplies last).
The United States Department of Labor has withdrawn a proposed bill that would have affected children under the age of 16 who work in agricultural jobs, an action praised by the Arizona Farm Bureau.
BACAVI, Ariz. (AP) - The small plots below the curve of a steep gravel road seem an unlikely place to grow crops, as does the sandy slope near a busy freeway and the cliff side of a tribal village.
Kelsey Clark has a favorite spot to do her class work at Mesa's Red Mountain High School.
RELIEF EFFORT: FFA students Brett Williams, 17, ����left, and Mike Duran, 17, pack boxes that will be sent to troops in Afghanistan. The class packed over 35 boxes for soldiers.
STUDY: Highland high school seniors Chris Malmanger, 1����7, left, and Kalea Taylor����, 17, chart the growth of a plant during a photosynthesis experiment during their AP biology "agri-science" class in Gilbert.
LUBBOCK, Texas - As Americans feast on Thanksgiving meals, the agriculture industry and workers who supplied the bounty have a plateful of worries.
WASHINGTON - The nation’s unquenchable thirst for gasoline — and finding an alternative to what’s been called our addiction to oil — has produced an unintended consequence: The cost of the foods that fuel our bodies has jumped.
FARMING: A farmer works a corn field next to the US BioEnergy ethanol plant near Central City, Neb.
Immigration hardliners are cheering U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., for his tough border-security bill. But a lot of other good Americans, farmers among them, are warning that the measure would cripple agriculture and drive up food prices.
PHOENIX – Arizona has depleted its groundwater over the past 70 years enough to fill Lake Powell nearly three times, according to the first federal study of the state’s groundwater since the 1980s.
BATESVILLE, Texas - J. Allen Carnes needed 200 workers for the onion harvest this year on 500 acres of South Texas fields. The onion business is big in the area, and with only two months to harvest, there’s little room for delay.
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Mesa-based Empire Southwest said Wednesday it agreed to acquire assets of Arizona Production Machinery & Supply in Casa Grande, an agriculture machinery dealer. The acquisition will expand Empire’s current product line of Caterpillar and Challenger machines to include agricultural machines from AGCO, Claas, and Massey Ferguson, which now includes Hesston.
Agriculture teacher Jenna Clark stands where she says a land lab for classes will be built at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert.
Red Mountain High School won three state FFA championship titles earlier this month. The agricultural science students placed first in landscape and nursery operations, wildlife and agronomy.
Some East Valley landowners and real estate developers are reaping low property tax bills by farming their investment property.