Arizona Agriculture is Growing
The current $17.1 billion impact Agriculture provides to Arizona’s economy is growing. A new report, not yet published, leans to a $20 billion impact. The overriding perception is Arizona is an arid state, made up mostly of deserts. Arizona has several ecosystems. The weather and soil in some areas allow farmers to grow several different crops on the same land during a year.
The fastest growing industries are currently nuts, specifically pecans, and the wine industry.
The Arizona Department of Agriculture works to support and promote Arizona agriculture in a way that encourages farming, ranching, and agribusiness, protects the well-being of people, plants, animals and the environment while safeguarding commerce, consumers and natural resources.
Guide to Arizona Agriculture
The Guide to AZ Agriculture provides an overview of the multitude of produce, eggs, dairy and animals.
Specialty Crop Guide
Arizona agriculture covers crops from A to Z. Asparagus and Zucchini are only two of the hundreds of crops we grow in the Grand Canyon State. Our guide has something for everyone. 2017 Specialty Crop Guide.
Arizona Harvest Schedule
The great diversity of climates in Arizona allows for harvesting year round. Check the Harvest schedule for what’s in season now.
For more information about economic benefits of expanding or moving to Arizona, contact the Arizona Commerce Authority.