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Senate president drops her objection to dairy farmer relief

...used to assist the dairy farmers through this time of transition." Green's new viewpoint is encouraging, said Ben Vanderweele, a member of the creamery board. "I hope some of this money will end up in the hands of dairy producers," he...

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Bad year on the farm

...region are about 5 degrees below what they were this time last May and 9 degrees below that of two years ago, said Ben Vanderweele, a Palmer area farmer who put out lettuce and cabbage plants, but said they weren't growing much. Vanderweele...

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...region are about 5 degrees below what they were this time last May and 9 degrees below that of two years ago, said Ben Vanderweele, a Palmer area farmer who put out lettuce and cabbage plants, but said they weren't growing much. Vanderweele...

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Mat-Su Valley farmers face potato blight

...other growers have only small truck-sized spots of infected plants, DeVilbiss said. He would not name the farms. Ben Vanderweele, of VanderWeele Farms near Palmer, said he sprayed his fields with fungicide last week after finding blight on his...

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State board wants stop gap money for dairy farmers

...South-central area dairy farmers. The five-member Creamery Board oversees the operations of Matanuska Maid. Board member Ben Vanderweele said Saturday the farmers need the money to keep going between the time the dairy shuts down and the new cooperative...

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Farmers markets blossom in Alaska communities

...rows to more than 20 visitors. The division might host a second farm tour next year, O'Neal said. Valley farmer Ben VanderWeele has built a solid business relationship with Anchorage grocery retailers. His potatoes, carrots, lettuce and cabbage...

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Mat-Su spuds go to school

...potatoes to sell at local open markets, said they do not have the volume or facilities for storage, but Huppert and Ben VanderWeele of VanderWeele Farms said the prospect does interest them greatly. Both sell to wholesalers who would be able to...

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Mat-Su produce makes its way to Alaska restaurants' tables

...now, no other suppliers have provided Alaska produce to restaurants on a reliable, weekly basis. Palmer farmer Ben VanderWeele's clientele sees the new deliveries as a valuable marketing opportunity. He says the farms' customer base will...

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