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Farmers to judge: Fund sweeps violate state, federal constitutions (access required)

Attorneys for farmers and the state of Arizona argued in front of a Maricopa County Superior Court judge on May 18 over the legality of the Legislature's 2008 fund sweep of money meant to advance agriculture interests. In September, the Arizona Farm Bureau, the Western Growers Association, Arizona Wheat Growers Association and the Yuma Fresh ...

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