Lawmakers, farmers balk at agriculture lab move
The Arizona Department of Agriculture plans to move its laboratory from the Capitol Mall to a building in Chandler, despite opposition from lawmakers and the industry.
Rick Lavis described as a straight-shooter who worked his magic at the Legislature
Rick Lavis died Nov. 26 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, Marti, and their two sons.
Holy cotton bales: ProPublica article missed the mark
ProPublica, a journal that purports to produce investigative journalism in the public interest, has published a series of articles under the term: “Killing the Colorado.” Its first article is entitled “Holy Crop – How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West” (May 27). At the heart of this odd article is the notion that cotton subsidies, as provided to Arizona cotton f[...]
Farm bill expired Monday, farmers hope for long-term replacement
The budget was not the only significant legislation that died Monday between a deadlocked House and Senate – the farm bill also expired at midnight, leaving farm programs, crop supports and food stamps up in the air.
With hay, alfalfa prices down, cotton production ticks up in Arizona
As farmers see hay and alfalfa prices tanking, cotton production in Arizona is expected to rise by 4 percent this year, industry experts say.