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  • Farming in Alaska can be an art as well as a science, being on the edge of land that can be cultivated. But in the last two years, the cost of doing it has increased, stretching farmers.The price for fertilizer has drastically increased in the last year—in some cases, it’s doubled. The price for gasoline and diesel has also climbed across Alaska, which farmers rely on to run equipment and transport crops and livestock.
  • The Homer Peony Celebration kicked off last Friday, with tours and peony art throughout the lower peninsula. The event, the first of what many hope will…
  • On this latest episode of Homer Grown hosted by Desiree Hagen: the topic is peonies.We talk about the past, present and future of peony cultivation on the…
  • High temperatures on the Kenai Peninsula brought on an early harvest for the local peony crop.KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson visited some of the local peony…
  • Peonies are a growing Alaska export. In 2015, peony growers shipped more than 50,000 stems from Alaska, and Gov. Bill Walker recently declared July to be…