Some economic aspects of farming in Alaska

with chief attention to the Matanuska Valley; progress report.
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If you’re concerned, like we are, about creating an Alaska that can support itself, we invite you to join us as a Farm Bureau is the largest. After its rudimentary beginning infur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries.

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While Alaska’s economy is supported by numerous industries, it is three primary sectors that provide the bulk of the economy’s strength, according to the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska.

Those three sectors are the federal government, petroleum, and the combination of all other sectors, according to ISER’s Scott Goldsmith, an economics professor. The Matanuska Valley is the best place to farm in Alaska. We have a short growing season, but high yields due to hours of sunlight and other factors.

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