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Speaking with folks who are growers in the state, it depends on what region you are trying to plant in as to what the effort and energy requirements are to stretch the season and thereby get more product. It also depends on the type of seed/food that is trying to be grown. While there is debate as to how much of the food consumed in Alaska is produced here, I understand that it is between 1% and 5% (no more than 5%). Certainly in many areas to grow at commercial capacities cheaper energy can help spur on economic development as well as more local foods available.