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Feds still trying to plan fate of island's roaming feral cattle

...000-acre island could more reasonably accommodate 500 cattle under the current conditions of the land, a range specialist with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service said in a report following a July 2014 visit to Chirikof.Over the years, adventuresome...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/feds-still-trying-plan-fate-islands-r
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Summer internships available with Alaska USFS

JUNEAU - The USDA Forest Service has announced in a press release this week two internship opportunities in natural resource management. According...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/summer-internships-available-alaska-
Outdoors
Youth corps, USFS to offer paid summer positions

...skills that are critical to their futures.Interested candidates, for either location, should go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r10/jobs to download the application. Applications will be considered beginning Friday, April 24. Candidates...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/youth-corps-usfs-offer-paid-summer-p
Outdoors
USDA offers schools free meal equality

...Eligibility Provision program from the USDA, schools or entire districts can apply...identified as receiving state benefits.USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon said Wednesday...certain standards."Concannon said the USDA has seen an overall rate of high compliance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/usda-offers-schools-free-meal-equality
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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, 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
State seeks applicants for specialty crop grants

...grains, hay and aquaculture - are excluded from this grant program due to USDA restrictions. A list of USDA eligible specialty crops can be found at http://www.ams.usda.gov under the heading "Commodity Areas."

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/state-seeks-applicants-specialty-cro
Outdoors
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...Hoonah, Sealaska is leading a land management partnership that includes Huna Totem Corporation, Hoonah Indian Association, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the State of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
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
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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
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