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NR18-14 Sept. 14, 2018 HONOLULU – After extensive tests and observations, an ensemble of veterinarians were not able to determine the specific cause of the deaths of about 13 wild horses from Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island that occurred during June and July 2018. It was noted that infectious diseases were not the cause of ...
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Live Skunk Found on Maui

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Main

NR18-13 Sept. 5, 2018 HONOLULU – A live skunk was found in a container at a trucking company on Maui last week Thursday, Aug. 30. Workers at the company in Kahului were unloading a container of ceramic tiles late that afternoon when they smelled an odor and thought they saw a critter in the container. ...
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New Rabies Quarantine Rules Approved

Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Main

Revises Requirements for 5 Day or Less Program NR18-12 August 22, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige yesterday signed revised rules for the state’s rabies quarantine program which prevents the introduction of the rabies virus into Hawaii. The main changes reduce the waiting periods for those following the 5 Day or Less Rabies Quarantine Program, ...
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NR18-11 August 8, 2018 HONOLULU – All of the 17 farm lots in the state’s Waianae Agricultural Park suffered damage from this past weekend’s brush fire on the Leeward Coast of Oahu – four of the nine working farms are total losses. The other eight lots are either vacant with leases pending or are currently ...
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August 2, 2018 NR18-10 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help Hawaii food producers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Under the agreement, the FDA will release a total of $1.9 million over ...
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  The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and various partner agencies are working on two major invasive species problems.  Keep informed of new information through the following links: RAT LUNGWORM INFORMATION RAPID OHIA DEATH INFORMATION COFFEE BERRY BORER INFORMATION COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE INFORMATION INFORMATION ON LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU & MAUI BAGRADA BUG ON ...
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NR18-09 July 6, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has issued the first licenses to growers under the State’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. During the month of June 2018, three industrial hemp licenses were issued to: Name County # of Acres Gail Baber Hawaii 10 Raymond Maki Kauai 10 Thomas Pace Hawaii ...
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Small Snake Found at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in Main

NR18-08 June 12, 2018 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured yesterday at Pier 32 at Honolulu Harbor near newly arrived vehicles on the dock. Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the snake at about 11:45 a.m. yesterday after a car dealership employee reported the snake which had already ...
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Rat Lungworm Disease Information

Posted on Jun 10, 2018 in Main

♦  Rat Lungworm Prevention Programs Gov. Ige Announces Stepped Up Efforts in Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease On Aug 2, 2017, Gov. Ige, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and a Joint Task Force announced new efforts to prevent rat lungworm disease in Hawaii.  To view the Governor’s news release and video of ...
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Live Snake Found Near Hilo Landfill

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 in Main

NR18-07 June 5, 2018 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured over the weekend in Hilo on the road next to the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill by county workers. Hawaii County Police contacted HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) in Hilo Monday morning and inspectors picked up the snake, which has been tentatively identified as a ...
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