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Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

...and gas wells in core habitat must be clustered together. Other states have adopted similar plans.The U.S. Department of Agriculture also has worked with ranchers to improve habitat by removing fences, uprooting invasive trees and buying...
Nation and World
Dirt Girl: Pushing back fall

...University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension, the Sustainable Southeast Partnership in Action, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service all are working to increase local food production.Farming as a career...
Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...Associated Press seeking comment.Walker's president, John Caudill Jr., has a history of violations with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, primarily while operating another company, Walker Brothers Circus Inc.A decade ago, Caudill and his...
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USDA announces farm bill funding program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Alaska State announced Thursday the availability of USDA loans to build broadband in rural areas, along with...
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

...included, the ratio improves to more than 3-to-1, he said.Roughly half of the project qualifies for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service loan, which is conservatively projected with 4 percent interest, Dyok said. The...
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...court, which means all 9th Circuit judges heard the case, found the 2003 exemption invalid because the U.S. Department of Agriculture "failed to provide a reasoned explanation for contradicting the findings of the 2001 Record of Decision...
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...
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

...six 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...
Alaska Airlines turning to tree power

...and we use a portion of that to be produced into fuels."NARA is a five-year project supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It's made up of 22 member organizations ranging from industry...
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...throughout 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...


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