farming

Arizona Department of Water Resources

The Central Arizona Project has abandoned a plan to purchase seven farms in Mohave County and transfer the water to central Arizona. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Associated Press

Some Native American groups are critical of recently introduced legislation to renew the farm bill. They say proposed changes to the food stamp program, known as "SNAP", could devastate Indian Tribes. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more.

  

  

Melissa Sevigny

Arizona’s Verde River has a lot of competing uses: city dwellers, farmers, kayakers and environmentalists all want its water in different ways. But a new project aims to unite everyone over a glass of beer. A farm in Camp Verde has planted a crop of malt barley, to conserve water and give Arizona breweries a key ingredient to craft a truly local beer. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 

Courtesy

The federal government says an Arizona farm has kept temporary Mexican workers in squalid conditions and paid them only a fraction of what they're owed.

Victor Leshyk

A particular kind of soil bacteria could help farmers produce food during droughts, according to ecologists at Northern Arizona University.


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