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Sustainability

Sustainability

  • Surplus barley and other grains harvested from farms around Alaska will be stored in the state's grain reserve facility's silos managed by the Delta-based Alaska Farmers Co-op. A talk on how the grain reserve will work is the lead-off presentation for this Saturday's Delta Farm Forum, to be held in the little gym in the town's junior/senior high school complex.
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    The 52nd annual Delta Farm Forum will be held Saturday at Delta Junction High School. Organizers of the agricultural exposition say there’ll be something for everyone this year, including farmers and ranchers and dairy workers from around the state -- and smaller-scale producers who grow veggies in their backyard garden.
  • Kori Eberhardt got a energy grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2022 that paid for half of the cost of installing a solar array, at left, at the family's A Taste of Alaska Lodge, off Chena Hot Springs Road.
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    The federal Department of Agriculture is offering grants to help people who live and work in Alaska’s rural areas reduce their energy costs. The program is available to rural farmers, small business owners, tribal organizations, nonprofits and others.