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USDA Under Secretary visits Tucson to assist Tribal agribusinesses promote their products

The visit highlighted the need for increased utilization of USDA programs by tribal businesses and showcased successful initiatives such as a recent trade mission to Canada.

The Buzz: Re-using finite resources in Southern Arizona

People go to notable lengths to get as much as they can out of some of the area's limited resources

Kroger, Albertsons — still hoping to merge — agree to sell more stores to satisfy regulators

The companies now plan to sell 579 Kroger and Albertsons stores in markets where they overlap.

The Buzz: A legislative look-ahead at water and agriculture

The new legislative session is weeks away, so we look at the state's top water user.

Food banks seek extra donations ahead of holiday season

Food banks around the couty say the rise in the cost of food has made it harder to get food

NPR's Steve Inskeep on Abraham Lincoln

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Chinese Chorizo Festival returns to Tucson; A conversation with Nabil Ayers on his debut novel; And, a look into this year's Film Fest Tucson.

Why is alfalfa one of Arizona's biggest crops?

Three of the 5 Cs that traditionally made up Arizona's economy have to do with agriculture. So how is that industry doing as water gets scarce?

UA project builds climate resilience through food

The project uses climate analog modeling to predict future climate conditions in a given region by comparing it to places that already have those qualities today.

Cochise College food pantry gets $30,000 grant

The funds will be used in-part to add cooking and nutrition workshops for students

Cochise County holds county-wide food drive

The food drive will run from June 18-25

Pati Jinich explores the food - and stories - of the borderlands.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 6th annual Arizona Palooza is a free event supporting better mental health; Student directors discuss their short films for "I Dream in Widescreen 2023"; and "Stories That Soar!" features our youngest author yet.

Coffee shop helps women get back on their feet

The non-profit is for women transitioning back into society.

Pima County Library's Synapse Team on helping mental health community-wide.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Malea Chavez, the CEO of The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona; Gianluca Russo on "The Power of Plus" in fashion; and, Tony talks with the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association.

"Pru Payne" stars Mimi Kennedy & Gordon Clapp on finding love in the shadow of memory loss.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: New water conservation plan finds opposition; meet the women who founded Borderlands Brewing Co.; and a cautionary tale from Stories that Soar!

Local nonprofit acquires former TUSD school to continue sustainability work

The Tucson Unified School district governing board approved the sale Tuesday evening.

USDA awards $4.7 million to new partnership with UA for 'climate-smart' food production

The funding will help farmers reduce water consumption and carbon emissions.

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