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NR20-03 April 10, 2020 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is currently reviewing requests for assistance under the COVID-19 Emergency Farmer Relief Program which offers some financial assistance to qualified farmers, ranchers and producers who have experienced damage to their operations due to COVID-19. The funds for the program, totaling $250,000, are being ...
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March 20, 2020 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will try to maintain as many critical services as possible during the State’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. On March 17, 2020, Governor Ige announced emergency actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State of Hawai`i and ordered non-essential state workers ...
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New Pest of Avocado Detected in Hawai`i

Posted on Feb 13, 2020 in Main

NR20-01 Feb. 13, 2020 (updated July 13, 2020) HONOLULU – A new pest of avocado has been confirmed by Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) entomologists with the help of the University of Hawai`i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources – Cooperative Extension Service (CTAHR-CES). The pest, avocado lace bug (Pseudacysta perseae), was first detected ...
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Pesticide Drift Monitoring Study Report 2019 Pesticide Revolving Fund Report 2019 IAL Tax Credit Report 2019 HDOA-HTA HCR25 Declaration Form Report 2019 HDOA Annual Report 2019 HDOA Feedstock Report 2019 HDOA-DOH-DLNR – Act 106, SLH 2019 Mosquito-report 2019 HDOA Biosecurity Report 2019 HDOA Ag Development and Food Security Special Fund Report 2019 HDOA Administratively Established ...
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News Releases 2020

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Main

June 1, 2020 – NR20-09 Ball Python Turned in after being found in Kahaluu May 12, 2020 – NR20-08 More COVID-19 Emergency Farmer Relief Grants Issued May 8, 2020 – NR20-07 New Rule Restricts Import of Plants in the Myrtle Family April 27, 2020 – NR20-06 Draft Environmental Assessment for Miconia Biocontrol Completed April 22, ...
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NR19-22 Nov. 27, 2019 ALLIGATOR LIZARD FOUND ON CHRISTMAS TREE IN HILO AND IGUANA CAPTURED IN WAIMANALO HONOLULU – An alligator lizard was found on a Christmas tree in Hilo over the weekend and a green iguana was captured this week in Waimānalo, O`ahu. A Hilo resident was transporting a Christmas tree on the rack ...
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NR19-21 Nov. 1, 2019 No Immediate Changes to Hawaii’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program through an Interim Final Rule in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill.  The Interim Final Rule does not have an immediate affect on industrial hemp that ...
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NR19-20 Oct. 25, 2019 HONOLULU – Multi-agency efforts continue in the eradication of little fire ants (LFA) as several new infestations have been detected on Oahu, Maui and Kauai. There are currently seven sites being treated on Oahu, two on Maui and one on Kauai for infestation of LFA. October is Stop the Ant Month ...
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NR19-19 Oct. 18, 2019 HONOLULU – A live non-venomous ball python is being safeguarded by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) in Hilo after it was run over by a vehicle last night on a side road near Old Airport Road. A woman reported that she was driving along the road with her grandson at ...
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HDOA urges those attending the first day of the Hawaii Agriculture Conference on Oct. 15 to attend Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4 from 2:45 to 5:00 p.m. on Reshaping Hawaii’s Agriculture: Developing a New Vision to Meet the Challenges. HDOA will preview its updated strategic plan comprised of core priority actions and strongly encourages Hawaii ...
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