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NR19-08 March 14, 2019  30-Day Comment Period Open On February 26, 2019, the Hawaii Board of Agriculture preliminarily approved a change in the list placement of Water Buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, from the List of Restricted Animals (Part A) to the List of Restricted Animals (Part B). A copy of the proposed order and proposed exact ...
Read More Hawaii Board of Agriculture Approves Proposed Change in Import Status of Water Buffalo

NR19-07 March 12, 2019 HONOLULU – A five-foot-long boa constrictor was turned in to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) on Saturday, March 9th.  A Kunia farmworker said he saw the snake near bushes along Kunia Road on Friday afternoon and he and his nephew captured it and held it overnight in a trash can. ...
Read More Boa Constrictor Found in Kunia Over the Weekend

NR19-06 March 7, 2019 HONOLULU – Little fire ants (LFA) have been confirmed in a second Windward Oahu neighborhood. A resident in Ahuimanu reported stinging ants and surveys of the area and a nearby home of a relative detected two infestation sites around Ahuimanu Rd. The main site involves 13 properties and the other site ...
Read More New Infestation of Little Fire Ants Treated in Ahuimanu Neighborhood as Kaneohe Infestation Undergoes Second Treatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NR19-05 March 1, 2019 Plant Buyers Asked to Check Their Plants HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is asking those who purchased plants at the Punahou Carnival to check their plants for little fire ants (LFA) after the stinging ants were found on a staghorn fern that was sold at ...
Read More Little Fire Ants Found on Plant Sold at Punahou Carnival

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 ...
Read More Kamuela Vacuum Cooling Plant Report Available

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 ...
Read More Live Corn Snake Found in Waipahu

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.