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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 n...

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