A special agricultural land auction is added to the state’s standard annual sale of undeveloped tracts, in hopes of starting a new farming boom in the Interior.
Efforts to expand Alaskans’ diet beyond 95 percent imported foods are drawing from the fields of medicine, mental health, and even outer space.
The Alaska Division of Agriculture is accepting applications through March for two grant programs, one to promote specialty crops and the other to improve food security.
As the cannabis industry has grown, the distinct odor of cannabis has become a more familiar scent; but unlike consumers who may allow the smell of their private cannabis use to permeate the air, the industry itself is subject to state and local regulations that take odor into consideration.
The US Department of Agriculture approved the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s plan for industrial hemp production, to stay in compliance with federal law.
Two new US Department of Agriculture programs–the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP) and the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant–are bringing $1.8 million to Alaska.