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HDOA Cream of the Crop 2015!

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Main

HDOA recently held its Incentive and Service Awards Program (ISAP), which gives us a chance to recognize employees who display excellence in their daily work and for those who have reached milestone years of public service. These special HDOA employees are also in the running for the statewide ISAP awards, which will be announced on Oct. ...
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NEWS RELEASE Aug. 25, 2015 Deadly Disease Threatens Hawaii’s Native Forests HONOLULU — The Hawaii Board of Agriculture today approved an interim rule that imposes a quarantine on the intrastate movement of ohia plants and plant parts, including flowers, leaves, seeds, stems, twigs, cuttings, untreated wood, logs, mulch greenwaste and frass (sawdust from boring beetles) ...
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NR15-12 Sept. 11, 2015 All Existing Brands Must Re-register HONOLULU – Owners of livestock brands in Hawaii have until December 31, 2015 to re-register their brands with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) or risk losing their rights to their brands. Hawaii law requires owners of livestock in the state to register their brand to ...
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Snake Found in Pearl City Home Garage

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Main

NR15-11 Sept. 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Honolulu police captured a two-and-a-half-foot-long* snake yesterday in a garage at a Pearl City home. Residents of the Kaweloka St. home called police in the early evening and police called the Honolulu Zoo, which called an agricultural inspector. In the meantime, officers captured the snake, which was identified as ...
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Live Opossum Found in Kakaako

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Main

NR15-08 July 16, 2015   HONOLULU — A live juvenile opossum was captured this morning in a secured area behind the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Office at 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Immigration officials called inspectors from the Plant Quarantine Branch of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture shortly after 8 a.m. to report seeing an opossum ...
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Governor Signs Farm to School Bill

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Main

Governor Ige today signed SB 376 (Act 213) – Relating to Farm to School Program, establishes the Hawaii farm to school program and funds a farm to school coordinator position. Across the nation, farm to school programs are reconnecting students to a better understanding of the food system and where their food comes from. Farm to ...
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Kualoa Ranch is the site again for this year’s Hawaii State Farm Fair!!! The fair is open on: Saturday, July 11 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday July 12  – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for all students with ID. To download the flyer, click here  

A highly virulent disease is spreading through Hawaii’s ohia forests on Hawaii Island.  As researchers try to determine how to control the disease, residents on other islands are being asked to look out for any similar symptoms and report it as soon as possible. The fast-spreading fungus is referred to as Ohia wilt (Ceratocystis fimbriata), also referred ...
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Learn more about pollinators on Saturday NR15-07 June 18, 2015 HONOLULU — While bees may scare some people, our community is learning more about how bees are beneficial and critical to us as pollinators of many of our agricultural crops. To celebrate all of our insect pollinators, the Honeybee Project of the University of Hawaii ...
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NR15-06 April 17, 2015 HONOLULU — A venomous spider was captured by agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Honolulu on Mon., April 13th.  The spider was found in a container of granite and flagstone from Brazil that was being off-loaded in Honolulu. The CBP agents sealed the container and immediately turned ...
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