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.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established an online system for miners working on state land to submit annual production royalties and mining license taxes.
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.
The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys is publishing two new airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys—one for the White Mountains north of Fairbanks and one near Eagle in the eastern Interior.
The US Department of Agriculture approved the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s plan for industrial hemp production, to stay in compliance with federal law.
The return of Shell Oil to Alaska can wait another year. A deadline of December 31, 2021 was extended for Shell to secure partners for near-shore exploration in the Beaufort Sea.
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.
A small business in Fairbanks that grew from a bus to a storefront in a year has won the 2021 Golden Carrot award from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in recognition of its Alaska Grown display creativity, support of Alaska Grown small businesses, and success during the fifth annual “Alaska Grown $5 Challenge” campaign.
The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas received six bids totaling $467,609 from two bidders at the Fall 2021 North Slope lease sale.
A few projects across the state are gaining momentum—including one only 80 miles from Anchorage—that could redefine geothermal energy’s role in Alaska.