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High tunnels boost Kenai orchard

...of the slick, plastic walls of the structure. O'Brien said he 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...

...hedgehog on the cover of its April edition to illustrate a trend of people owning exotic animals.The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which requires anyone breeding at least three hedgehogs to get a license, says it has no data on hedgehog...
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Juneau boy scores White House trip for healthy dish

...Challenge, a contest organized by, the United States Department of Education, the United States Department of Agriculture and Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" health initiative. This summer, parents of children between the...
Assembly considers nonprofits

...000 volunteers annually and most of its revenue comes in the form of donations, corporate grants and U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Central Area Rural Transit System Inc., a central peninsula transportation system incorporated...
USDA high tunnel program expands

...Gulch to Seward, use high-tunnels that 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...
What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass

...effort to shut down the Tongass to harvest.The 9th Circuit judges - two out of three - agreed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds for exempting the Tongass from the Roadless Rule in 2003.A lawsuit filed by the Village...
Food Bank, Boys and Girls Clubs holding nutrition classes

...many people try to fill up their large dinner plates, which results in overeating.In 2011, the Unites State Department of Agriculture adopted MyPlate, a graphic of a plate and glass divided into different sections representing serving sizes...

...and others would improve the crop insurance program for organic farmers. It gives $5 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to update the prices paid on crop loss claims. Until this year, crop insurance had charged organic farmers...
Record pink harvest creates market glut

...result," Wink said. "So I think we've probably been in this area before but it has been some time."The Department of Agriculture will buy $20 million of canned pink salmon for food assistance programs across the country. That's an expanded...
USDA program boosts tech, oysters, beer

Over the last three years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested more than $153 million in at least 25 Southeast Alaska economic development projects. Far from being one large lump...


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