Tongass plan makes its debut

...throughout Southeast Alaska, the group achieved what it had set out to do. The TAC was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to recommend how the U.S. Forest Service should operate timber harvests in the Tongass. Troll noted that while there...
Celebrate AK Agriculture Day on May 5

...PALMER - Alaskans will celebrate Alaska Agriculture Day on Tuesday, May 5. On this day, Alaskans are encouraged to support local agriculture by seeking out and purchasing products...educating youth about the vital role that agriculture plays in our economy.Here are a few...
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...Southeast Alaska for about nine months. This was the committee's second meeting in Ketchikan.The U.S. Department of Agriculture - which oversees the U.S. Forest Service - previously mandated a transition to young-growth timber.Some TAC members...
Lawmakers discuss agriculture side of marijuana industry

JUNEAU - A state official told Alaska lawmakers that the Division of Agriculture will have a role in overseeing the state's new marijuana industry.Director Franci Havemeister told the Senate State Affairs...
Chef at the Market now accepting applications from Alaska chefs

...from Alaska chefs interested in providing cooking demonstrations during the 2015 farmers market season. The Division of Agriculture intends to award multiple contracts for chef demonstrations between May and September.The Chef at the Market program began...
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Agriculture Science donated feed and silos. USFS Chugach National Forest...National Park; several divisions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture including Wildlife Services Alaska District, National Wildlife...
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

...anymore," Delehanty said. "There would be 60 or 600, and that's what we're trying to avoid."U.S. Department of Agriculture personnel from an animal control unit will do the shooting. They will be on the island for two days in late May."It's...
In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in room

...region," Obama said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "We will be shut out -- American businesses, American agriculture. That will mean a loss of U.S. jobs."The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations also come as China is working to...
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Around town for Monday, April 20

...Details: 789-9229.Juneau Retired Educators Association potluck, 5:30 p.m., Mt. View Sr. Center. Darren Snyder, agriculture and horticulture agent from the UAF Extension Service, will be the featured speaker providing ideas for gardening plus information...
State seeks applicants for specialty crop grants

PALMER - The Division of Agriculture is now seeking applicants for its annual Specialty Crop Competitive...source. Specialty crops are defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture...


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