Murkowski introduces Alaska specific farm bill

      Posted On: June 22, 2018

Via Daily New-MIner

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced an Arctic specific farming bill to address issues of food security, conservation and trade in Alaska.

The Food Security, Housing and Sanitation Improvements in Rural, Remote and Frontier Areas Act of 2018 includes a series of Alaska and Arctic-specific initiatives compiled based on the input of farmers and stakeholders across Alaska, Murkowski said.

This bill is meant to accompany the nation’s farm bill, which is updated every five years, the senator said, covering everything from agriculture to water projects. [Keep reading]