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Farmers Insurance lines up for $250,000 incentive for 900-job Phoenix expansion plans

Posted by   /  October 1, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The city of Phoenix is considering increasing an economic development incentive for Farmers Insurance. Farmers Insurance has an operations center off Interstate 17 near Happy Valley Road. The company want to expand its 150,000 square foot footprint there by another 150,000 square feet and add 943 jobs […]

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Court ruling allows Arizona farmers to have land valued at lower tax

Posted by   /  June 14, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that farmers only need to submit an affidavit that they expect to make a profit someday in order to have their land classified as agricultural for tax purposes. / Photo Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Daily Star The mere […]

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Pinal farmers would have to fallow half their lands under tentative drought-plan figures

Posted by   /  October 15, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star A plan to protect Pinal County farmers from impacts of Central Arizona Project shortages now looks like it may take a huge bite out of the farmers’ water supplies instead. At a meeting Wednesday of a committee looking at a plan to protect Lake Mead from future […]

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Fix for farmers’ right to sell land with water advances

Posted by   /  October 12, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Pinal farmers might soon get relief on a problem that’s been plaguing them for more than a decade — what happens to their water if they sell their land? A change in those future water rights, called extinguishment credits, will soon head for final approval to the […]

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Farmers in central Arizona prepare for a future with less water [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  April 16, 2018  /  Water  /  1 Comment

By Vanessa Barchfield | Arizona Public Media an Thelander thinks about water a lot. “Because we’re in a desert,” he said. “And if we don’t have enough water, we’re not going to be able to farm.”A second-generation farmer, Thelander works alongside his son and nephew. Their fields of alfalfa, cotton and corn are located just south […]

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Water extinguishment credit plan to go to state officials

Posted by   /  August 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral A plan to alleviate some concerns from area farmers is proceeding to the state level. The Pinal Active Management Area Water Policy Study Committee unanimously approved a proposal at its meeting Thursday to address extinguishment credit changes, and now that plan is headed to state officials for further consideration. The […]

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