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Alaska: New Farming Frontier

Mike Dunleavy live via teleconference

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy joined Land Investment Expo 2023 live via teleconference to share why, he believes, the time is right for agriculture development in The Last Frontier.

“There’s tremendous opportunity in the State of Alaska, as far as I’m concerned,” Dunleavy said. Dispelling what he called a “myth that all we have in Alaska are ice and igloos,” Dunleavy told Land Expo attendees that temperatures in the summertime in the state’s interior usually fall between 60 and 70 degrees, though 80- and 90-degree days are not unheard of.

“Here, farmers raise all types of root crops, including potatoes. A lot of barley is grown, as well as oats. We have a large number of cattle as well as bison, elk and other livestock,” he said. “We also have a large and growing mariculture industry in the state of Alaska, offering the ability to grow seaweed, oysters, clams, and more.”

Read full reporting at The Land Report.

Originally published on February 13, 2023.

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