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Governor David Ige today announced the appointment of Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as chairperson and Glenn Muranaka as deputy to the chairperson for the Hawaii Board of Agriculture. To view the news release from the Governor’s Office, click here.

To support the agricultural community, the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture looked at expanding the uses at the Kamuela Vacuum Cooling Plant to include additional amenities that would help farmers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and promote farming. A flyer summarizing the findings can be found here. The Final Master Plan ...
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NR19-04 Feb. 8, 2019 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is currently accepting applications for grants to help Hawaii farmers and ranchers with the cost of bringing their operations in compliance with state and federal food safety regulations aimed at preventing foodborne illnesses. During the 2018 session, the state legislature appropriated a total ...
Read More Grants Available to Help Farmers and Ranchers with Costs for Food Safety Certification

HDOA is currently accepting applications for the Food Safety Certification Costs Grant Program which provides grant funds to assist farmers or ranchers in meeting costs of complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA regulations and state food safety laws. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019. To ...
Read More Applications being Accepted for Food Safety Certification Costs Grant Program

Live Corn Snake Found in Waipahu

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Main

NR19-03 Feb. 4, 2019 HONOLULU – A live snake was spotted in the yard of a residence in Waipahu and was captured by Honolulu police on Friday night. Police officers took the snake to an animal hospital in the area and the snake was retrieved by inspectors from the Plant Quarantine Branch of the Hawaii ...
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January 31, 2019 Gov. David Ige yesterday designated Phyllis Shimabukuro-Gieser as acting chair of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture. To view the news release from the Governor’s Office, click here.

NR19-02 Jan. 24, 2019 HONOLULU – An infestation of little fire ants (LFA) was reported at a residential neighborhood in Kaneohe and the area was treated today in multi-agency effort involving the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL). A total of 11 properties covering about two acres were treated today, ...
Read More Little Fire Ant Infestation Treated in Kaneohe Neighborhood

  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 ...
Read More UPDATES ON ONGOING INVASIVE SPECIES RESPONSE (Ohia Wilt, CRB, Little Fire Ants, Coffee Berry Borer)

January 16, 2019 Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Denise Albano as chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture. Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser was also reappointed as deputy to the chairperson. To view the news release from the Governor’s Office, click here. Denise Albano Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser

NR19-01 Jan. 8, 2019 HONOLULU – The Market Development Branch of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will be holding statewide workshops in January for those who are interested learning more about the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The federal program, funded by the Farm Bill, ...
Read More HDOA to Hold Workshops for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

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