On July 1, 2013, Nevada’s Farm-to-Fork law (Assembly Bill 200, AB200) went into effect. The driving force behind the new law were FTCLDF farmer members, Laura and Monte Bledsoe of Quail Hollow Farms in Overton.
Rob Duke's insight:
This is an innovative law to encourage small farmers not hinder them. We need this kind of help to ensure food security in Alaska.
I don't advocate any particular party or candidate on this blog, but this article has very good explanation about economic theory towards the bottom half....The bit about Rand Paul putting the dead Friedman in charge of the Fed is really just to introduce the idea of what Friedman would say about the situation going on in the Fed today.
WASHINGTON — One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells.
Last week, India’s executive branch passed the historic National Food Security Bill (NFSB), an act that will dramatically increase the number of people who receive food subsidies from the government. While India’s existing food distribution system, the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), is already enormous, the NFSB proposes to increase coverage to 75% of India’s rural population and 50% of the urban population – a whopping 800 million people. At face value, the bill appears to be an important step in India’s fight against hunger, but much debate still exists regarding whether the bill’s flaws outweigh its benefits and whether the program will be sustainable in the long run.
Alaska State Troopers have increased the total number of VPSOs spread among the state’s remote communities to more than 100 for the first time in decades. New Stuyahok and Kiana both were granted a second officer.
Alaska Dispatch Northern Alaska leaders speak of fast pace of change in Arctic Alaska Dispatch Editor's note: This is the second of two stories following the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission meeting in Barrow in mid-June.
For recent discussions of this process by two of the men being force-fed — who, shockingly, are amongst the 86 men cleared for release who are still held — see “Guantánamo Hunger Strike: Nabil Hadjarab Tells Court, ‘I Will Consider Eating When I See People Leaving This Place‘” and “In Court Submission, Hunger Striker Ahmed Belbacha Tells Obama, ‘End the Nightmare that is Guantánamo.’”
FAIRBANKS — With the end of the signature gathering process for a referendum to repeal Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax plan less than a week away, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce held a panel Tuesday encouraging people not to sign the petition.