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Native Plant Conservation MOU Renewed in Coordination with Western Governors' Association

...Administration, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Botanic Garden, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, USDA Forest Service, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/native-plant-conservation-mou-renewe
Outdoors
USDA: Juneau now fits rural housing program requirements

...for under $200,000. But here, you can't even find a fixer-upper for that price." A United States Department of Agriculture program that once had a prominent role in Juneau may once again give would-be homeowners like Hannasch more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-30/usda-juneau-now-fits-rural-housing-prog
Local
Letter: Tongass plan 'doomed from the start'

...the start - that's the fate of the Tongass Land Management Plan revision recently announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The revision faces controversy and legal challenges because, of the 15 revisers appointed to the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-18/letter-tongass-plan-doomed-start
Letters
UAF gets $127K penalty for musk oxen deaths

...has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at...An administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the civil penalty Thursday for violating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-12/uaf-gets-127k-penalty-musk-oxen-deaths
State
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...the mill in Wrangell has closed," he said. "The remaining industry has struggled to stay alive."U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack is "desiring us to get out of old growth and into young growth," Cole said. "Because...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-23/forest-service-will-get-publics-help-it
Local
High tunnels extend growing season

...It's proved popular: Alaska ranks No. 1 among states that take advantage of the program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service has spent about $4 million splitting the cost of high tunnels with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-01/high-tunnels-extend-growing-season
State
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
Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule

...National 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-26/appeals-court-sides-alaska-roadless-rul
State
My Turn: The Tongass needs your voice

...strong interest in collaborating on a timber management plan for the Tongass National Forest.As a United States Department of Agriculture agency, we continue to invest in diversifying economic opportunities for communities in Southeast Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-25/tongass-needs-your-voice
Opinion
Record pink harvest creating market glut

...result," Wink said. "So I think we've probably been in this area before but it has been some time."The Department of Agriculture will buy $20 million of canned pink salmon for food assistance programs across the country. That's an expanded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/record-pink-harvest-creating-market-glu
State

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