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NR17-18 Oct. 17, 2017 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has begun airing a series of three public service announcements (PSAs) promoting agricultural food safety in our community. One PSA encourages farmers to follow good agricultural practices (GAP) and have their farms become GAP certified. GAP certification involves a voluntary audit that verifies ...
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Hawaii Beekeeper Survey

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 in Main

HDOA’s Apiary Program is conducting a survey of the bee industry in Hawaii. To take the survey, click here.

NR17-17 Oct. 4, 2017   HONOLULU — Hawaii has awarded 11 projects to eligible non-profit and for-profit entities totaling about $427,000 through the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The federal program, funded by the Farm Bill, provides grants to state departments of agriculture to fund projects ...
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Rat Lungworm Disease Information

Posted on Oct 1, 2017 in Main

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 the news conference, click here. ...
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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: RAPID OHIA DEATH/OHIA WILT INFORMATION COFFEE BERRY BORER INFORMATION COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE INFORMATION INFORMATION ON LITTLE FIRE ANTS ON OAHU & MAUI BAGRADA BUG ON MAUI, KONA ...
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NR17-16 Sept. 8, 2017 (*REVISED Sept. 14, 2017) Farmers and Home Gardeners Encouraged to Attend HONOLULU – A series of three informational meetings on rat lungworm disease (RLWD) has been scheduled on Oahu this month. The meetings are being coordinated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the University ...
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Live Snake Found in Shipping Container

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Main

NR17-15 Aug. 24, 2017  HONOLULU – A live three-foot snake was found in a shipment of household goods and other cargo by workers at a Honolulu shipping company this morning. A shipping company worker spotted the snake as they were unloading a pallet from a container that arrived from California and used a stick and ...
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NR17-14 August 22, 2017  HONOLULU – Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today approved an aerial application permit allowing the Department of Land and Natural Resources to begin work on the Lehua Island Restoration Project Partnership. The HDOA has worked closely with State Senator Ron Kouchi and State Representative Dee Morikawa in addressing the Kauai community’s ...
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Live Bat Found on Container Ship

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Main

NR17-13 August 3, 2017 HONOLULU – A small live bat was found Tuesday morning, Aug. 1st, on a container ship that arrived at Honolulu Harbor from San Diego. The crew aboard the Pasha Hawaii ship was able to capture the bat and the company called inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) at about ...
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Aug. 2, 2017 Gov. Ige, along with the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture announced at a news conference, a coordinated effort to prevent rat lungworm disease in Hawaii and to increase public awareness. To view the Governor’s news release and video of the news conference, click here    

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