Monthly Archives: February 2012

Farmers, Ranchers Contribute to Needy Families Across America

The farm and ranch families of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) last year raised more than $556,273 and donated more than 10 million pounds of food to assist hungry Americans as part of Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program through Feeding America. Combined, the monetary and food donations provided nearly 13 million meals.

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What to do with All that Fruit?

Here in Arizona, we are blessed with a long growing season, predominantly warm weather, and a ton of sun.  This means that things that don’t grow well in other parts of the country, like citrus trees, can flourish here.  This … Continue reading

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8 Great Ways to Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day

Friday, February 24th, is National Tortilla Chip Day and people across the country will be crunching and munching their way through tortilla chips of all varieties as they celebrate this very versatile snack.  Let’s celebrate this wonderfully delicious snack and the … Continue reading

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Cook Creatively with Canned Food

February is National Canned Food Month, when we can celebrate and be thankful for the wide array of food products available in canned versions.  For many consumers, canned food offers a way to expand the kinds of food they eat … Continue reading

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Arizona Farmers Reach Out to Consumers during Food Check-Out Week

As they have done for the past decade and a half, farmer and rancher members of Arizona Farm Bureau will reach out to Arizona families in their communities during Food Check-Out Week (Feb. 19-25 this year). The official theme of the week is “Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With Healthy, Nutritious Food.” The theme reflects the continuing reality that many Americans are feeling an economic squeeze and as a result, prepare more meals at home.

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