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NR16-10 Sept. 23, 2016 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today was granted a quarantine order by Maui Circuit Judge Peter T. Cahill that prohibits the movement of plant material and personal property in outdoor areas on a Maui property infested with little fire ants (LFA). Earlier this month, HDOA obtained a warrant ...
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NR16-09 Sept. 15, 2016   HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) obtained a court-ordered warrant and entered the property of a Maui resident who has continuously denied access to the property that was suspected of being infested with little fire ants (LFA). LFA were detected in the Huelo neighborhood in early 2015 and ...
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Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Main

Jnnuary 10, 2017 The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Department of Land and Natural Resources today released the 2017-2027 Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan for the State of Hawaii. This is the first comprehensive plan that includes coordinated strategies involving several agencies and partners to help increase the state’s biosecurity and protect Hawaii from invasive ...
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HLHF Expo happening July 13 & 14 at Neal Blaisdell Center.

LIVE SNAKE FOUND ON MAUI COFFEE FARM

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Main

NR16-08 July 6, 2016 HONOLULU — A live snake was captured by a worker on a Maui coffee farm on Friday afternoon, July 1, 2016. The snake was reported to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture on Maui and a plant quarantine inspector picked up the snake, which was later identified as a non-venomous ball python. ...
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Hawaii State Farm Fair – July 9 & 10

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Main

It’s the event everyone has been waiting for, the 54th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch on July 9 & 10. The event benefits the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and is partially sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. For more information on fair hours, program and directions, go to the fair website ...
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NR16-07 June 3, 2016 HONOLULU — A live opossum was captured early this morning by workers offloading a cargo ship at Honolulu Harbor. At about 3:30 a.m., the workers spotted the animal, chased it into a trash container and held it for inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). The ship arrived from San ...
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NR 16-6 May 25, 2016 HDOA Statement on the Final Report of the Joint Fact Finding Group on GM Crops and Pesticide Use on Kauai This statement is in response to the issuance today of the Joint Fact Finding Group’s final report on the impacts of genetically modified crops and pesticide use on Kauai. Background ...
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NR16-5 May 12, 2016 HONOLULU – The Hilo Plant Quarantine Office of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is moving into new cargo inspection facilities at Hilo International Airport effective May 16, 2016. The new 2,245 square-foot inspection office is located at 95 Akahana St., Room 9, near the Hilo Airport Post Office. The new ...
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NR16-4 April 12, 2016 HONOLULU – A woman thought she had captured an iguana outside her Waianae home last Friday and her son called the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). But when quarantine inspectors arrived at the home on Puuhulu Road, they discovered that it was a bearded dragon – an illegal lizard in Hawaii. ...
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