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Alaska Division of Agriculture

The state Agriculture Division is planning an all-day public event Friday to showcase the potential uses of more than 148-thousand acres of land westof Nenana that’s been made accessible by completion of a bridge over the Nenana River last year.

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Experts will talk about the economics of livestock production and other agricultural issues on Saturday during the 49th annual Delta Farm Forum. And like countless other events over the past year, the 2021 forum will take place online.


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The Northern Lights Dairy in Delta Junction will stay open – at least, for now. The owners say they’ve reconsidered a decision earlier this month to close. The dairy’s future hinges on finding people to work hard for low pay, a nationwide agricultural problem, experts say is even more challenging in Alaska.


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Gardeners and farmers around the Interior have pretty much shut down for the winter after a cool, rainy, and for many, disappointing growing season. Some growers salvaged a decent yield by diversifying their crops – and taking advantage of a late-season warm spell to do some last-minute harvesting.


A citizens advisory panel has given qualified support to the state Forestry division’s plan to sell timber around Tok for a proposed biomass-fueled heat and power plant that’s been proposed to help cut the cost of electricity for that community.