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FARMS & FARMERS
Arizona: approximate land area of 72,696,492 acres.
Farmland is 26,117,899 acres or 35.9% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 29,248 acres.
Number of Farms: 15,637 
Principle Farm Operators:
     Men: 9,617   Women: 6,020
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Arizona has a total population of: 6,482,505
Urban population: 5,800,074
Rural population: 682,431
Food insecure households*: 15.8%
Households with very low food security*: 6.2%
*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)

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The Saguaro Cactus blossom is the official state flower of Arizona. The white, funnel shaped, night blooming flowers, grow on the trunk and branches of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The red fruits of this largest American cactus are edible.

Yuma, Arizona has an average of 4,127 hours of sunshine a year -  a 91% chance of sunshine.

Lemons made their way to the United States with the help of Catholic Missionaries and were planted in Arizona and California.
 

 

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