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KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
Albertsons and Safeway, the nation’s second-largest grocery chain, said Thursday that they will merge under the control of the company that owns Boise-based Albertsons.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg.
With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
FILE - In this March 29, 1937 file photo, dunes bank against a fence of a farm home, barn and windmill in Guymon, Oklahoma in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Before becoming a part of Oklahoma Territory, this strip known as No Man’s Land was a haven for outlaws and land squatters. Later, during the Great Depression, severe drought and blinding dust storms turned the region into the Dust Bowl. The strong survived, and today the Panhandle of Oklahoma is made up of dedicated ranchers, a growing Hispanic population and awe-inspiring views of rural life at its finest. (AP Photo, File)
Brenda Priddy seems like a real nice lady. The Chandler wife and mother, who once worked as a bookkeeper, is friendly from the moment we say hello, and she readily answers my long list of questions despite fighting an awful head cold.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Victoria Roberts, of Gilbert, picks out a grapefruit at the Farm at Agritopia booth during the Gilbert farmer's market on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
Wanna get down and dirty in a good, ol’ fashioned kinda way? Head to Vertuccio Farms, where the whole family can slosh through 7 acres of wet, slurpy mud obstacles during the Farm Fun Mud Run. Kids 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; a kids’ play area will be open for those not interested in mud bogging. The concession stand will be open, but families are welcome to pack a picnic lunch.
This undated image released by The Admiral restaurant shows a dish called the Heritage Farms Pork Chop at the restaurant in Asheville, N.C. Since opening in 2007, The Admiral has morphed from a neighborhood tavern into a destination restaurant. (AP Photo/The Admiral, Melissa Robinson)
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, as well as several town staff members and residents, outlined what Gilbert accomplished in 2013 during the second Digital State of the Town address on Feb. 13.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment – and looser regulations – for farmers and ranchers.
ALBANY, N.Y. — American athletes in Sochi are facing breakfast without their team-sponsoring Greek yogurt, thanks to a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.
Arizona voters may get to decide if they want to know whether their cold cereal is made with genetically modified corn.
FILE - This July 29, 2013 file photo shows produce on a Whole Foods paper bag in Andover, Mass. Large food companies are trying to head off state-by-state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide. The food industry and farm groups are pushing Congress to pass legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to create guidelines for the new labels, which food manufacturers could use. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
FILE - This June 16, 2011 file photo shows boxes of Cheerios in a store in Akron, N.Y. Large food companies are trying to head off state-by-state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide. The food industry and farm groups are pushing Congress to pass legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to create guidelines for the new labels, which food manufacturers could use. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
In this photo taken Aug.7, 2013, farmer Ben Burgess examines a rice field near Coy, Ark. A new five-year farm bill could become law as soon as next week. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, a farmer takes advantage of dry weather to till a field in preparation for spring planting near England, Ark. A new farm bill that could become law as soon as next week would require a choice between different subsidy approaches that require producers to suffer losses before they can get payouts. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
FILE - This Dec. 20, 2013 file photo shows shoppers passing through the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta. Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the sweeping farm bill affects you. About 15 percent of the money in the new law, signed by President Obama Friday, will go to farmers to help them grow the food you eat. Most of the rest of the money in the almost $100 billion-a-year law will go to food stamps that help people buy groceries. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
It’s another day at the Lehman family goat farm in Chandler, but Friday, something is different. Two baby goats, just three weeks old, are missing.
Republican standards for immigration reform would benefit businesses
Available in flavors like Frosted Cupcake, Raspberry Lemonade, Blueberry Muffin and Cotton Candy, this taffy from Mesa's Citrus Heights Farms runs $12.49 per pound.