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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, ...
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ADC Annual Report 2018 Administratively Established Appropriations Report 2018 Agricultural Development and Food Security Special Fund Report 2018 Biosecurity Program Report 2018 Feedstock Report 2018 HDOA Annual Report 2018 IAL Tax Credit Report 2018 Pesticide Use Revolving Fund Report 2018 Transfer of Ag Loan Revolving Fund Monies Report 2018

NR18-17 Dec. 24, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige last Friday signed a revised administrative rule that prohibits the importation of dangerous wild animals for exhibition in circuses or carnivals in Hawaii. The amended rules on animal importation were approved by the Hawaii Board of Agriculture (Board) in Sept. 2018 and forwarded to the Governor ...
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NR18-16 Dec. 10, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has announced the selection of Kevin Michael Hoffman, Ph.D. as the administrator for the Plant Industry Division and as the State Plant Regulatory Official (SPRO) effective January 16, 2019. Dr. Hoffman is an entomologist who has worked for the California Department of Food ...
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NR18-15 Nov. 27, 2018 HONOLULU – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigations have linked an E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in areas in California. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) re-emphasizes that there is no reason ...
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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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  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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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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