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NR17-17 Oct. 4, 2017   HONOLULU — Hawaii has awarded 11 projects to eligible non-profit and for-profit entities totaling about $427,000 through the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The federal program, funded by the Farm Bill, provides grants to state departments of agriculture to fund projects ...
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NR17-16 Sept. 8, 2017 (*REVISED Sept. 14, 2017) Farmers and Home Gardeners Encouraged to Attend HONOLULU – A series of three informational meetings on rat lungworm disease (RLWD) has been scheduled on Oahu this month. The meetings are being coordinated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the University ...
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Live Snake Found in Shipping Container

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Main

NR17-15 Aug. 24, 2017  HONOLULU – A live three-foot snake was found in a shipment of household goods and other cargo by workers at a Honolulu shipping company this morning. A shipping company worker spotted the snake as they were unloading a pallet from a container that arrived from California and used a stick and ...
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NR17-14 August 22, 2017  HONOLULU – Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today approved an aerial application permit allowing the Department of Land and Natural Resources to begin work on the Lehua Island Restoration Project Partnership. The HDOA has worked closely with State Senator Ron Kouchi and State Representative Dee Morikawa in addressing the Kauai community’s ...
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Live Bat Found on Container Ship

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Main

NR17-13 August 3, 2017 HONOLULU – A small live bat was found Tuesday morning, Aug. 1st, on a container ship that arrived at Honolulu Harbor from San Diego. The crew aboard the Pasha Hawaii ship was able to capture the bat and the company called inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) at about ...
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Aug. 2, 2017 Gov. Ige, along with the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture announced at a news conference, a coordinated effort to prevent rat lungworm disease in Hawaii and to increase public awareness. To view the Governor’s news release and video of the news conference, click here    

Dead Snake Found on Kauai

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Main

NR17-12 June 30, 2017 HONOLULU – A jogger came across a dead snake on her morning jog today along Kuhio Highway in Haena, Kauai. The woman who found the snake is an intern with the Limahuli Garden & Preserve, which is near to where the snake was found. Another employee from the preserve retrieved the ...
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NR17-11 June 29, 2017 HONOLULU – About 500 coffee-growing kits imported from the U.S. Mainland are being pulled from shelves at Longs Drugs stores statewide after the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) was informed that the product was being sold. HDOA personnel have accounted for all but 10 (updated number) kits that were sold on ...
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NR17-10 June 23, 2017 HONOLULU – Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) survey crews from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have detected an infestation of the plant-damaging beetles in small mulch piles on a farm located on Waiawa Road on the Pearl City Peninsula. This is north of the previously known infestation zone which involved mainly ...
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NR-17-09 May 30, 2017 HONOLULU – A Waianae family captured an illegal bearded dragon lizard at their home yesterday afternoon and called inspectors at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). The lizard was found in their yard on Hakalina Rd., a few blocks from where another bearded dragon was captured in April 2016. It is ...
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