Havemeister out as agriculture director director of the Alaska Division of Agriculture on Dec. 4.The Palmer resident a lifelong Alaska resident.While agriculture has a prominent position on the state's...families make a full-time living from agriculture.A search for Havemeister's replacement...
Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...legislative session in Juneau to voice their opinions on the issue, Mugrage said."The Farm Bureau is the biggest organized voice for agriculture in the State of Alaska... so I think (lawmakers) take our advice to heart," he said.
Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...World Bank data from 2013 that focused only on Riau province. The vast majority of the financial losses were in forestry, agriculture and manufacturing.To fight the fires, Indonesia used everything from helicopters to elephants outfitted with water pumps...
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Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...poisoning the fresh waters, land and agriculture. The loss of mangrove habitat - driven...and livelihoods based on fishing and agriculture are disappearing, leaving them with...our islands, where they can't do agriculture" and must walk miles or take a boat...
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Young farmers help keep land in production

...secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "They tend to be college graduates...back-to-the-land philosophy of organic agriculture also fits in with millennials' of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, which promotes sustainable food systems...
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In first, global temps could average 1.8 degrees higher

...percent from human activities like cattle breeding, rice agriculture and the extraction of fossil fuels."Every year we report...flooding of coastal cities and island nations, disruptions to agriculture and drinking water, the spread of diseases and the extinction...
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Juneau Assembly passes marijuana zoning ordinance; restricts cultivation in residential areas

...assembly members. Assembly member Debbie White also vocally opposed Becker's amendment. Both mentioned that commercial agriculture is already allowed in these zones.Becker was not without support, however. Assembly member Karen Crane spoke on behalf...
E. coli outbreak tests Chipotle's vow to track ingredients

...analyst at the Center for Food Safety, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes food safety and sustainable agriculture.Health officials believe knowing the distribution of food along Chipotle's supply chain will give them useful information...
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Alaskans invited to take part in National Farm to School Month

...Month in October, the state Division of Agriculture is collaborating with the Department...they worked with the Alaska Division of Agriculture and local schools to bring the program to...Root Viewer kits from the Division of Agriculture. Winners will be randomly selected...
Haines Brewery wins solar grant

Haines Brewing Co. has been awarded a $4,600 energy efficiency grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The award was part of $730,021 in grants and a loan guarantee issued Friday to 10 Alaska businesses through the Rural Energy...


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