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New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores

WASHINGTON — Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy

When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US effort to repay black farmers has gone haywire

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Chicago Tribune :

May 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

Because farmers and ranchers in Arizona use irrigation, it is more of a challenge for them to prove harm from drought. To qualify for the emergency loans, they must have suffered a 30 percent crop or livestock loss.

April 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

AZ farmers, ranchers to get disaster aid

PHOENIX - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Pima, Maricopa and several other counties disaster areas due to drought that continued in 2011, making farmers and ranchers eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

April 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

USDA set to close office for farmers

The Tucson office of the Farm Service Agency is on a list for closure by the USDA as part of a money-saving plan.

January 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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