The Ag Appreciation Award will honor your neighbor who is exceptional in their service to agriculture and the farmers and ranchers in Alaska. The Legislator of the Year Award is to honor a Representative or Senator who has made a significant contribution to the advancement, promotion, or protection of agricultural producers in the state. The […]
It is of great disappointment and concern to learn that the participants of the budget conference have deemed the Division of Agriculture “unnecessary”. With a conference titled “Building a Sustainable Future” agriculture should be of high importance. Alaska imports more than 95% of its food. For being such an independent state, we are very dependent on reliable shipping, […]
On Monday, May 4th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution noting the important impact the cut flower industry, like Alaska peonies, has on our economy and recommends the White House showcase American Grown flowers. This resolution was co-sponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski and an issue Rita Jo Shoultz, president of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter, […]
The Alaska Division of Agriculture announces the availability of grant funds for the sole purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Alaska Grown specialty crops. Every year USDA Agricultural Marketing Service distributes block grant funds which are administered by state departments to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. A letter of intent is due in a […]
Will hemp become classified as an agricultural crop? Senator Ellis of Anchorage has filed legislation proposing this. Read more about his proposal in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner here.
Congratulations to the Dorman family on the recent decision by the Alaska Supreme Court regarding their bison herd at Saltery Cove on Kodiak Island. Read more about this landmark decision in the Alaska Dispatch News.
Agricultural data are valuable for analysis, and thanks to the Census of Agriculture and other surveys, the National Agricultural Statistics Service has plenty of data available. As a cartographer, Lee Ebinger prefers to present the data in map form. A map gives anyone a chance to visualize data for multiple geographic areas as a cohesive […]