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.
New 2014 Farm Bill Policy Provides Improved Safety Net for Specialty Crop Growers and Diversified Farm Operations The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance policy is now available for the 2015 crop year. The policy allows producers to insure between 50 to 85 percent […]
by Kristi Boswell The opportunity as a kid to work on my family farm was something I treasure. It instilled in me a passion for agriculture, an understanding of the value of hard work, and most importantly a bond with my father that otherwise would not exist. Kids everywhere deserve to learn those same life […]
The Farm Service Agency’s Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) application period will end on September 8th. Applicants will have until November 3, 2014 to provide your supporting documentation. The 2014 Farm Bill reauthorized RTCP, which offsets a portion of the costs of transporting agricultural products over long distances. The program allows farmers and ranchers in Alaska, Hawaii, and […]
The Division of Agriculture is inviting the public to submit nominations for the 15th Annual Farm Family of the Year award that will be presented during the Alaska State Fair in August. The Alaska State Fair established the award in 2000 to honor an Alaska farming family that epitomizes the spirit of the industry and […]