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Volcano Ash Fallout Information

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Main

Volcanic Eruption at Kilauea A series of volcanic eruptions and strong earthquakes due to activity on Kilauea volcano have struck Hawaii’s Big Island (Hawaii Island) starting around May 3, 2018.  There is a risk of lava flows, toxic gas emissions such as sulfur dioxide and other components of “vog.” In addition, ash emissions from the ...
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NR18-06 May 29, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Agriculture (Board) today approved parameters for emergency low-interest agricultural loans for farmers suffering damage due to the heavy rain and flooding on Kauai and Oahu in April and the current eruption phase at Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island. The Board approved the emergency loan program ...
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Kauai Flood Disaster Information

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Main

The County of Kauai suffered severe rain and flooding between April 13 – 20, 2018. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, issued a Secretarial Disaster Designation allowing for federal disaster aid to help Kauai agricultural operations recover. To view the news release on this designation, click here. Financial Assistance for Kauai Flooding Disaster Hawaii Department ...
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The Complaint should be in writing and clearly identify the complainant.  A complaint form is available on-line for your convenience at: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HDOA-DiscriminationComplaintForm.pdf The Complaint should be filed within 180 calendar days of the date the alleged discriminatory activity took place. The Complaint should contain the date of the alleged discriminatory activity, or the latest date if ...
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NR18-05 May 14, 2018 HONOLULU – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, has notified Gov. David Ige that a Secretarial Agricultural Disaster Designation has been approved for Kauai County. The designation comes after heavy rain and flooding between April 13 to 20, 2018 caused severe damage to Kaua‘i’s agriculture industry. The U.S. Department of ...
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Bee Disease Detected on Hawaii Island

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Main

HDOA staff on Hawaii Island confirmed the presence of American Foulbrood disease (AFB) in a bee colony in Hamakua.  The disease is not new to Hawaii, but it is a recent detection on Hawaii Island.  Beekeepers are encouraged to inspect their colonies and be on the lookout for AFB and other diseases and pests of ...
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Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to Begin

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Main

NR18-04 April 18, 2018 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to Begin Applications Available on HDOA Website HONOLULU – The State’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program will begin accepting applications for licenses to grow the crop beginning today. The objective of the pilot program is to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in Hawaii for the purposes of ...
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If you are traveling interisland from Hawaii Island, please check with HDOA’s friendly agricultural inspectors about the plants restrictions. Inspection Station at Hilo Airport Inspection Station at Kona Airport NR18-03 March 29, 2018 Movement of Ohia from Hawaii Island is Restricted HONOLULU – Travelers attending the Merrie Monarch Festival later this week are being reminded ...
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NR18-02 March 14, 2018 Six-Month Monitoring Levels Meet State & Federal Water Quality Standards HONOLULU –  The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) have announced the release of data collected during an initial six-month period of monitoring for pesticides in surface water on Oahu and Kauai. The U.S. Geological ...
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Live Skunk Captured at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 in Main

NR18-01 February 16, 2018 HONOLULU –  A live skunk was captured early this morning at Pier 1 at Honolulu Harbor. Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) were called by agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at about 7:15 a.m. today and were informed that a skunk was captured ...
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