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New Rabies Quarantine Rules Approved

Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Main

Revises Requirements for 5 Day or Less Program NR18-12 August 22, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige yesterday signed revised rules for the state’s rabies quarantine program which prevents the introduction of the rabies virus into Hawaii. The main changes reduce the waiting periods for those following the 5 Day or Less Rabies Quarantine Program, ...
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NR18-11 August 8, 2018 HONOLULU – All of the 17 farm lots in the state’s Waianae Agricultural Park suffered damage from this past weekend’s brush fire on the Leeward Coast of Oahu – four of the nine working farms are total losses. The other eight lots are either vacant with leases pending or are currently ...
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August 2, 2018 NR18-10 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help Hawaii food producers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Under the agreement, the FDA will release a total of $1.9 million over ...
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NR18-09 July 6, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has issued the first licenses to growers under the State’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. During the month of June 2018, three industrial hemp licenses were issued to: Name County # of Acres Gail Baber Hawaii 10 Raymond Maki Kauai 10 Thomas Pace Hawaii ...
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Small Snake Found at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in Main

NR18-08 June 12, 2018 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured yesterday at Pier 32 at Honolulu Harbor near newly arrived vehicles on the dock. Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the snake at about 11:45 a.m. yesterday after a car dealership employee reported the snake which had already ...
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Rat Lungworm Disease Information

Posted on Jun 10, 2018 in Main

♦  Rat Lungworm Prevention Programs Gov. Ige Announces Stepped Up Efforts in Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease On Aug 2, 2017, Gov. Ige, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and a Joint Task Force announced new efforts to prevent rat lungworm disease in Hawaii.  To view the Governor’s news release and video of ...
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Live Snake Found Near Hilo Landfill

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 in Main

NR18-07 June 5, 2018 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured over the weekend in Hilo on the road next to the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill by county workers. Hawaii County Police contacted HDOA’s Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) in Hilo Monday morning and inspectors picked up the snake, which has been tentatively identified as a ...
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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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