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Governor supports growing more food inside Alaska

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska imports 96 percent of its food, and the governor says that should change.

Gov. Bill Walker spoke during a conference for the National Association of Farmer”s Market Nutrition Programs, the Juneau Empire reported.

“When we became a state, we used to raise half the food that was consumed in Alaska,” Walker said.

The state now produces 4 percent of the food its residents consume.

“That”s partly because we have grown since statehood in population, but also we”ve sort of lost our vision a bit,” Walker said. “We got a little too wedded to one nonrene...



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