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What others say: Weeding out the invasives

...economies and ecosystems, effectively undoing the framework that supports our unique environment. According to a joint study by the USDA Forest Service, the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, "the growing...
USDA high tunnel program expands

...tried to cut the cost." In 2014 the basic rate for reimbursement on a high tunnel was $5.74 per square foot, according to USDA data. Populations that are considered "historically underserved," including low-income people and veterans, are reimbursed...

...the lunch line and are eating healthier. USDA says more than 90 percent of schools are...grain-rich pastas, which can cook differently. USDA's Janey Thornton, a former school nutrition...feasible and say kids will reject the foods. USDA's Thornton acknowledges the food industry...
Native plants offer fruit, beauty

...apricot that's been soaked in water, dipped in honey and then given a dash of spice.In the northernmost growing regions (into USDA Zone 4) or in coastal areas where summers stay cool, good choices are Szukis, Mohler, Yates and Dooley. In hot-summer...
Business news

...has announced their 2014 elected Board of Directors Officers. Mitch Michaud, President, is a certified Forester employed by USDA-NRCS. He has been a forester for 30 years working throughout Alaska for 15 years. Tim Peterson, Vice President, is retired...
KPBSD leading the state with school meals

...Eason said. "His program is leading the USDA meal programs in Alaska." Hamburg said...mission to properly deliver the millions of USDA school meals each year to eager Alaska students," Hamburg said. In January, the USDA released new regulations for school meal...
Plot your best spring break by garden guide

...Fortunately, experts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have those answers, determined, in part, through use of a USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map ( The map, which divides North America into...
A 'Rosa Parks' for our generation

...Shirley Sherrod. This African American woman lost her job with the USDA Monday after a TV network showed video of her describing how...air and praised Ms. Sherrod as helping to save his farm. * USDA chief Tom Vilsack apologized and asked Ms. Sherrod to come back...
Blade Runner

...Department of Agriculture grant program that aided the purchases. The USDA's Renewable Energy for America Program targets small businesses...operations manager at AWI, said her firm has helped with about 20 USDA applications over the past few years for wind and solar projects...
Conservation service helps buy high tunnel garden enclosures go for Alaska food growers. But the Alaska branch of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service offers a cost share program...It's like a green house, without the electricity," said USDA Alaska state agronomist Helen Denniston. "It's just a frame...


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