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Keeping it fresh: Farmers markets boost farms, economies

...Peninsula market customers who, on average, spend $20 on Alaska-grown products. She has also worked with the Alaska Farm Bureau to spur the $5/Week Challenge locally. Most Alaskans spend $1 per week on products that are made in Alaska, Chay...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-23/small-event-big-impact-farmers-marke
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How do you like them apples?

...director for the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau and member of the Central Peninsula Garden Club, has...locally-grown foods, which is near and dear to me, being in the Farm Bureau," he said. In addition to being educational, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-20/sampling-the-fruits-of-labor
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USDA program helps Alaska's farmers

...Consenstein said. Executive Director for the Alaska Farm Bureau Amy Seitz said, while she encourages everyone to apply...much as someone who purchased a tractor."The Alaska Farm Bureau has been trying to get the word out about the Sept...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-12/usda-program-helps-alaskas-farmers
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New resource for local growers

...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 locally.Matney's first impressions recognize the diversity of enterprises...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-13/new-resource-for-local-growers
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Farmers, state agencies keep eye on local flocks

...simply because there are no local large-scale-operations, said Executive Director for the Kenai branch of the Alaska Farm Bureau Amy Seitz. However, if an infected wild bird lands in a "backyard flock," the small operations most common on the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-02/local-flocks-risk-flu-from-lower-48
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Egg-spenses on the rise: Avian flu outbreak in Lower 48 leads to higher costs

...chicken parts has been affected by the outbreak, Gerlach said. Executive Director for the Kenai branch of the Alaska Farm Bureau Amy Seitz explained laying hens are usually used only for that purpose and are too old to eat by the time they are slaughtered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-02/egg-prices-increase
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Export program makes the final cut

...markets.Peony growers are one of the most established exporters based on the Kenai Peninsula, said Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau Executive Director Amy Seitz. Wayne Floyd, who runs Cool Cache Farms in Kenai with his wife Patti Floyd, is a peony...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-23/export-program-makes-the-final-cut
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Local Ag support already seeing cuts

...conservation district coordinates with other local entities such as the Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau, Kenai Local Food Connection and Cooperative Extension to accomplish its goals, Chay said. The District helps organize...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-01/local-ag-support-already-seeing-cuts
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...Development District, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Soil & Water, and Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau.- The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 12-hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/business-news
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...Development District, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Soil & Water, and Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau. Business announcements may be submitted to news@peninsulaclarion.com. Items should be submitted by 5 p.m...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-04-06/business-news
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