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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
Local
Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

...cost of living in 288 indexed cities. The USDA also factors in inflation in the average...index-adjusted costs are based on the USDA's nationwide average cost of $245...of the expenses as in years past, the USDA said, but the overall cost had increased...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/fairbanks-among-costliest-cities-raise-
State
Tongass Advisory Committee second meeting scheduled

...communities in and outside of Alaska, and people with a demonstrated commitment to working on collaborative solutions.For the meeting agenda and more information about the TAC, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/TAC.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/tongass-advisory-committee-second-me
Outdoors
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...transition to young growth will be immediate and easy. Businesses and markets will need time to adapt. The Forest Service and USDA's Rural Development mission area, which provides assistance to local businesses, will look for ways to support growing demand...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
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
Local
USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

...school's large-animal research station.USDA spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa said Wednesday...inspection report preceding the complaint, the USDA said research staff members were told not...director, said it was thrilled by the USDA's action."We hope that the University...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/usda-files-complaint-against-uaf-over-m
State
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
Former creamery exec convicted of fraud

...accused of submitting false statements to the USDA's Rural Development Program. Olson also...Olson failed to alert law enforcement or the USDA of Beus' fraud. Olson successfully induced the USDA, instead, to support a state loan for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-03/former-creamery-exec-convicted-fraud
State
Governor asks feds to buy surplus salmon

...Secretary Tom Vilsack this week. He wants the USDA to purchase $37 million worth of canned...donating it to food banks or other programs.USDA purchased $20 million worth of salmon...paid to fishermen down about 33 percent.USDA said a decision has not yet been made on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/governor-asks-feds-buy-surplus-salmon
State
Native Plant Conservation MOU Renewed in Coordination with Western Governors' Association

...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, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/native-plant-conservation-mou-renewe
Outdoors

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