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All American Meats recalls beef for E. Coli

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nationwide recall for 167,427 pounds of ground beef from an Omaha, Nebraska manufacturer Monday.The USDA's Food...
Confluence of factors cause disconnect in salmon pricing

...salmon.At the urging of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack authorized the U.S. Department of Agriculture to purchase up to $30 million worth of surplus canned Alaska sockeye salmon that's been crowding processor...
Fireweed yields tasty treats from local bees

...of commercial beekeeping and pollination operations in the United States," according to the United States Department of Agriculture website. CCD is "a dead bee colony with no adult bees or dead bee bodies but with a live queen and honey and...
Fox removal effort closer to completion on Alaska islands

...The work was done between May 18 and Sept. 4 by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services. It involved four trappers camping out on the 45.3-square-mile island. With the...
Renowned agrarian comes to Kenai

...acres of farmland on which produce is grown and livestock raised in the country. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average age of producers in the U.S. is 58 and above. "In Alaska, more than 95 percent of our food...
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...2003 exemption was invalid because the U.S. Department of Agriculture "failed to provide a reasoned explanation for...booming tourism and fishing industries." The Department of Agriculture was named as a defendant of the suit, but it...
JIRPers start 68th summer on Juneau Icefield

...she said.Polly Bass is a former University of Alaska Anchorage professor now working with the United States Department of Agriculture; Tuesday afternoon, she was giving Van Dam, Rand-Lewis, and Keenan an introduction to alpine vegetation...
Summer meals available for youth

...Otis.Both organizations are able to provide their meals with federal reimbursements from the United States Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program, operated by the state of Alaska. The Soldotna library applies for sponsorship...
More students in need of free or reduced meals

...students statewide that qualify for free or reduced priced federal reimbursement programs for United States Department of Agriculture lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts has increased steadily since 2012.In the 2012-2013 school year...
Skilak Lake Loop Road reopened allowed, but only in designated forest campsites, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture. Warthin said fires are still restricted in dispersed campsites, which she explained as being created by campers...


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