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Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...some wineries and breweries currently do," said Tuck, D-Anchorage. "These distillers purchase local Alaska agricultural products, hire local Alaskans, and pay significant taxes to the state of Alaska-we should do everything we can to help...
State | AK legislature
Second wave of prefile bills released

...D-Fairbanks, says a person may not knowingly use a seed or plant produced with genetic engineering to produce or grow an agricultural product to sell.Less than 20 bills were included in the batch of prefiles released Friday; dozens others were prefiled...
After 25 years and a civil war: Sierra Leone on the rise

...diamond mining. Workers in all these industries needed to be fed, and the farmers found ready markets for surplus agricultural products. They would get to their fish in due time.One of my colleagues brought photo albums to his village, perhaps...
America can't ignore risks to trade of genetically modified crops

...from the United States.Monsanto and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have tested modified wheat and other agricultural products for years and concluded that foreign fears are unfounded. They say genetically modified organisms are safe to...
Northwest Digest in 2005. "That it's part of the state government system, that it's recognized as a pretty important agricultural product to the state, makes it exciting," he said. "When you're dealing with an alcoholic beverage industry, it's...
Juneau Empire Story Archive Alaska, it adds dollars to the cycle. It doesn't matter whether Alaskan companies sell oil or seafood or agricultural products - the end result is the same. Alaska companies pay Alaska employees to produce Alaska products, sell those products...
Stevens, Young defend earmarks

...alternative salmon projects, $975,000 for berry research, $332,000 to investigate new opportunities for Alaska agricultural products, $133,000 for native plant commercialization, and $1.4 million for methamphetamine enforcement. The spending...
My Turn: Making Outside investments in Alaska's permanent fund work

...D.C., and soon Miami. Let's boost the use of another great symbol of Alaska: wild seafood - and other agricultural products, for that matter. The permanent fund dividend has contributed mightily to Alaska's economy. Alaska's permanent...
Pro: Should Congress approve pending trade pacts with Colombia, Korea and Panama?

...last year, but Colombian tariffs on U.S. manufactured goods average 15 percent - and even higher for U.S. agricultural products. A similar lopsidedness holds back our trade with South Korea and Panama as well. Upon implementation, the agreement...
Blip on gamma graph nothing to worry about, officials say

...Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is currently investigating the impact of the accident on food and agricultural products. The regional government requested that no crops be harvested within a 6.2-mile radius of the Tokaimura accident...


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