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HDOA Deputy Scott Enright represented Hawaii at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) at its annual meeting last week on Capitol Hill as NASDA encouraged Congress to pass a long-term Farm Bill.  See news release from NASDA. Deputy Enright is also meeting with other Members of Congress while on the Hill.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is accepting requests for applications for the latest round of their Farm to School grants. These grants help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers. Proposals are due April 24, 2013. Webinars are scheduled to help with the application process.  For ...
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If you missed the commercial by Dodge on Superbowl Sunday, here’s a youTube link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpZ0TGjbWE

Public Notice of Negotiations for Leases on Various Agricultural Lands on the Islands of Oahu and Hawaii   The Agricultural Resource Management Division (ARMD) is accepting applications to negotiate for ag leases.  Applications and information regarding the lease dispositions are available at HDOA ARMD, 1428 S. King Street, Honolulu and 16 E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, or ...
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Galbraith Land Applications

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in Main

Agribusiness Development Corporation Taking Applications On December 10, 2012, the Agribusiness Development Corporation (attached agency to HDOA) closed the purchase of 1,200 acres of agricultural land in Wahiawa, Oahu, formerly owned by the Galbraith Estate.   Planning has begun.  Farmers interested in the Galbraith lands should call 808-586-0186 for more information.

Declaration provides financial assistance to affected farmers and ranchers U.S. Sec. of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack has informed Gov. Neil Abercrombie that the Counties of Maui and Hawaii have been declared disaster areas due to prolonged drought. The disaster designation allows the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to provide assistance to qualified farmers and ranchers, ...
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December 20, 2012 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. Under the final rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, such ...
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NR12-15 Dec.27, 2012 HONOLULU – Hawaii ranchers are hopeful that a small beige-colored moth will be able to control the fireweed, an invasive plant that is toxic to livestock and has caused havoc on the state’s prime pasturelands. For more than 13 years, entomologists and researchers at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have literally ...
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NR12-13 October 22, 2012 Free Make-and-Take Floral Arrangements Features Spectacular Flowers Plus a Message to Help Protect Hawaii   Honolulu – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) wants to help consumers get into the spirit to Buy Local for the Holidays!   This unique floral event will be held on: Sunday, November 4, 20129 a.m. to 2:30 ...
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NR12-10 August 2, 2012 HONOLULU –  Two dead snakes have been turned in to the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) in two separate incidents this week On Tuesday (7/31), a Central Oahu farm turned in a dead boa constrictor which measured about six feet in length.  Workers harvesting a field early in the morning came upon ...
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