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Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...the road we're on," State Forester Chris Maisch said. "We still have a ways to go, but I'm fairly confident we're going to get there."Get more: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tongass/home/?cid=stelprdb5444388

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
Local
Resolved to start gardening in 2015?

...be well drained and slightly acid to neutral, or in the 6.5 to 7 pH range.? Choose plants suitable to their region or USDA plant hardiness zone.? Keep a record of the weather each gardening year. That can help you predict patterns for the following...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-04/resolved-start-gardening-2015
Neighbors
Coffee with a conscience

...line of 100 percent organic varietals as well as custom blends, and are inspected annually to ensure that our roastery meets USDA standards," she said. The company also has a focus on direct trade and founder and owner Grady Saunders regularly visits many...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/coffee-conscience
Local
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...official said in a news conference Wednesday.Robert Bonnie, under secretary for natural resources and environment for the USDA, responded to claims brought forth in a study by Montana-based Headwaters Economics that the Forest Service hasn't done...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
Local
USDA to buy $13M in Alaska salmon

...industry of some market pressure.The USDA announced Wednesday it will purchase up...million meals, said Bruce Schactler, USDA food aid program coordinator for the Alaska...R-Alaska) urged it to do so, the USDA agreed to make the purchase in the near...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-03/usda-buy-13m-alaska-salmon
Local
USDA, Forest Service creating jobs ... Don't count on it

We have heard many promises from the USDA and the Forest Service about job creation...young growth. I presented a paper to the USDA last week which makes clear that any real...which has produced nothing. Now the USDA seems to be producing nothing. It is really...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053010/let_646771075.shtml
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...Greens Creek Mine, Begich helped secure permits for its facility expansion, going so far as to hold up the confirmation of USDA undersecretary nominee Robert Bonnie until the two had a chance to discuss Greens Creek and the Roadless Rule. Begich also held...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-29/empire-editorial-begich-did-more-enou
Opinion
USFS reminds citizens of winter ice, cave safety

...Mendenhall Glacier and ice cave frequently asked questions" section on the Tongass National Forest website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tongass.These FAQs address topics, such as the need for hikers to be prepared for rugged conditions, wearing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/usfs-reminds-citizens-winter-ice-cav
Outdoors
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the Headwaters analysis missed a key point. The Forest Service is part of the USDA, and federal law dictates much of the department's spending."The Headwaters analysis says that if you are being totally...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
USDA: Juneau now fits rural housing program requirements

...to buy in Alaska's capital city.The USDA's Rural Housing Program recently expanded...last time the program serviced Juneau the USDA program was known as the Farmer's Home...Rural Housing Program.Jim Nordlund, the USDA rural development director, announced...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-30/usda-juneau-now-fits-rural-housing-prog
Local

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