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Arizona’s Five C’s

Anyone who attended school in Arizona as a child has heard of the five C’s: Copper, Cattle, Citrus, Cotton, and Climate. The five C’s have been the driving force behind Arizona’s economy for many years. Traditionally one or more of … Continue reading

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The H5N2 Bird Flu, What Does It Mean?

The outbreak of the avian influenza H5N2 in the U.S. has seriously impacted Midwestern poultry and egg producers. This strain has already spread to 14 states and has led to the deaths and scheduled euthanizing of over 45 million birds. … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts about Spinach

“I’m strong to the finish ‘cuz I eats my spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man! Toot toot!”     Most of us in the US are familiar with Popeye the Sailor Man; the cartoon character who eats his spinach straight … Continue reading

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Soaring Beef Prices Linked to Drought, Early Winter Storm

If you have gone to a restaurant lately and looked at the prices, you are probably still picking up your jaw, figuratively speaking. That jaw dropper is the price of beef, which has gone up about 300 percent in the … Continue reading

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5 Simple Steps to Get Physical- and Get Healthy

It is a sad truth of our times that most people do not get as much physical activity as we need to safeguard our health. As technology has improved, our lives have become easier. Daily life for most Americans is … Continue reading

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