All Alaska agricultural producers are eligible for federal assistance under a new USDA program. But days before the deadline, not many have applied.
Typically, Alaska peony growers have a window of time when the flowers aren’t being harvested anywhere else in the world. But this summer’s record-breaking heat led to an early and fast harvest, leaving farmers here wondering what the future will bring.
Peony flowers are supposed to be the next big boom in Alaska exports, and now a Southeast grower is giving the cash crop a shot.