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New resource for local growers

...Chumley said the Oregon born-and-bred Matney will also work with agency partners such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Borough Assembly and the Alaska Farm Bureau to improve livestock and plant production...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-13/new-resource-for-local-growers
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State cuts reflected in school meals

...Tyonek have worked a 1 1/2-acre agricultural network for four years. which includes two Natural Resources Conservation Service high tunnels and 15 raised beds, said conservation project manager Nicole Swenson in a previous Clarion interview...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-07/state-cuts-reflected-in-school-meals
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Voices of Alaska: Many contribute to wood bison project

...feed and silos. USFS Chugach National Forest awarded a lease of additional pastureland to AWCC. Natural Resource Conservation Service provided fencing. The project received support and advice from professionals with the Anchorage Soil and Water...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-19/voices-of-alaska-many-contribute-
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No place like dome: Structure makes growing year-round an option

...crops year round. Nationally, Freed is the only certified dome supplier and builder for the National Resources Conservation Service's Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative System for Crops, which helps approved growers supplement the cost of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-16/no-place-like-dome-structure-makes-g
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Climate change conference participation appreciated

...National Wildlife Refuge, Steve Baird from Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Mitch Michaud of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nancy Lord, former Alaska State Writer Laureate from Homer, Sue Mauger of Cook Inletkeeper, and Robert Ruffner...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-16/climate-change-conference
Letters

...Johnson.The project has flourished into an 1.5-acre agricultural network that includes two Natural Resources Conservation Service high tunnels, 15 raised beds that yield rhubarb, carrots, tomatoes, raspberries and more, said conservation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-23-2
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High tunnel program proven on Peninsula

High tunnels are here to stay. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced last month the High Tunnel Cost Share grant program is no longer an interim practice. "The program has been tested...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-27-1
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Carrol Martin: Agriculture, fire danger top priorities

...We have a very complete "AG in the Classroom" curriculum available to our schools. The National Guard, Soil Conservation Service, Cooperative Extension Service and other qualified volunteers are willing to teach it but our school district...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-28/carrol-martin-agriculture-fire-da
Opinion
High tunnels boost Kenai orchard

...bought his high tunnels through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS. He is one of more than 70 other growers on the central Kenai Peninsula who use high-tunnels that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-22/how-to-use-a-high-tunnel
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USDA high tunnel program expands

...were at least partially paid for by a program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS. The seasonal high tunnel program - which has been drastically expanded in 2014 - allows growers to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-16/usda-high-tunnel-program-expands
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