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Young farmers help keep land in production

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. - Hauling feed, herding pigs, long hours. Farming is hard. And 25-year-old Leanna Mulvihill loves it. Young farmers like Mulvihill are bright green shoots in a field full of old growth.
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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...
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...
Klukwan center gets big loan

The Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center in Klukwan, north of Haines, has been awarded a $350,000 loan by the federal government. The loan, from the U.S.
Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

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Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

ANCHORAGE - Work is resuming on the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project under spending guidelines put in place by Gov. Bill Walker's administration.
Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

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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...
Tongass plan makes its debut

Though some doubted it could be done, the group of industry leaders, scientists, conservationists and government representatives has reached a consensus: the Tongass Advisory Committee has submitted its draft recommendations for managing timber harvests in the national forest that covers much of Southeast Alaska."I could tell from the very first meeting that there were very smart, committed people at this table," TAC member and Juneau Assembly Member Kate Troll said - but the devil's in the details, she added.
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote island

ANCHORAGE - Hunters from a federal agency will travel to a remote island in the Aleutians to kill caribou, an invasive species that threatens wilderness vegetation. The U.S.


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