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USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/usda-files-complaint-against-uaf-over-m
State
Making green: Peony growers blossoming in Alaska, Southeast

...Alaska Fairbanks, and work s for the Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station there...of research. Later, the Division of Agriculture provided partial funding for some farmers...Havemeister, Director of the Division of Agriculture, said the division's statistics don't...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/making-green-peony-growers-blossomin
Outdoors
Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule

...Forest.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision Wednesday, found that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had articulated "a number of legitimate grounds" in a 2003 decision to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the roadless...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-26/appeals-court-sides-alaska-roadless-rul
State
Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...President Julie Kitka said the organization also has the support from the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and top Department of Justice Officials representing the federal government, who was also party to the case...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/katie-john-ruling-wins-native-leaders-a
Local
First lady to host 3rd kids' recipe challenge

...again with Epicurious and the departments of Education and Agriculture on a third nationwide recipe contest to promote healthy eating...healthy, affordable and tasty lunch. Recipes must follow Agriculture Department guidelines for a healthful meal and fruits and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-08/first-lady-host-3rd-kids-recipe-cha
Neighbors
DNR now accepting grant applications for Farm to School program

...School program is to encourage healthy eating and boost local agriculture sales by bringing Alaska Grown vegetables, fruit and other...taylor.berberich@alaska.gov or mailed to the Division of Agriculture at 1800 Glenn Highway, Ste 12, Palmer, AK 99701 or faxed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-04/dnr-now-accepting-grant-applications
Outdoors
19 months and counting on Tongass National Forest exemption appeal

...part of the committee, Cole said. The Forest Service sent along 35 names to the U.S. secretary and undersecretary of agriculture, who will appoint 15 committee members and one alternate soon, he said. The committee will decide on a "proposed action...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-21/19-months-and-counting-tongass-national
Local
Alaska Farm to School and Alaska Grown programs receive statewide award

...Palmer ? The Alaska Division of Agriculture's Farm to School Program and...was presented to the Division of Agriculture today during the Alaska Public...Program."The Alaska Division of Agriculture is proud of the work that the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/alaska-farm-school-and-alaska-grown
Neighbors
State requests farm, ranch data for Alaska Grown Source Book

PALMER - The Alaska Division of Agriculture is asking farmers and ranchers statewide...and ranchers can visit the Division of Agriculture website at www.dnr.alaska.gov...public distribution.The Division of Agriculture collects data and updates the Source...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/state-requests-farm-ranch-data-alask
Outdoors
Reminder of Potato Late Blight Disease quarantine

PALMER - The Alaska Division of Agriculture would like to remind retail store managers of the plant health requirements for the sale of seed potatoes and tomato plants from...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-07/reminder-potato-late-blight-disease-
Outdoors

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