News Releases

Sept. 26, 2013NR13-11   HONOLULU – The Kohala Center, Inc., a community-based non-profit on Hawaii Island, has been awarded a $151,913 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist several farming cooperatives on Hawaii Island and Maui. USDA announced the grant awards today under the Small Socially Disadvantaged Producers Grant program, which offers ...
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NR13-10 HONOLULU – Four Hawaii farms have been awarded a total of $62,000 in federal grants by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help reduce their energy consumption and costs.  Hawaii was one of 22 states that received funding under USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). “With new food safety standards requiring temperature ...
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HISC members receive Governor’s proclamation for Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week in March. From left: DOH Deputy Director Gary Gill, DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, UH CTAHR Dean Maria Gallo, HDOA Chairperson Russell Kokubun, DOT David Rodriguez.   HISC News Release For Immediate Release: July 31, 2013 HONOLULU—The interagency Hawaii Invasive Species ...
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July 3, 2013NR13-09   HONOLULU – A family staying at a Kona vacation condo unit found a 16-inch-long snake on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and turned it over to security on the property. The black, orange and yellow-colored snake was identified as a garter snake.  It is possible that the snake hitchhiked on the luggage ...
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June 26, 2013 Governor Signs Measures in Support of Agriculture HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed seven bills related to agriculture, a central component of the state’s economic and environmental sustainability. “Part of Hawaii’s history and way of life, our agriculture industry keeps money in the local economy and supports thriving rural communities,” Gov. ...
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  NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2013  HONOLULU – In conjunction with “Hawaii Pollinator Week,” which recognizes the role of honeybees and other primary pollinators as essential to many agricultural and horticultural operations, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed Senate Bill 482 into law to ensure the continued viability of honeybee operations in the ...
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May 24, 2013NR13-08  HONOLULU –  Military personnel at Hickam Air Force Base captured a small snake yesterday afternoon in a maintenance bay near the airfield.  Inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture were called and took custody of the foot-long snake.   The snake was later identified as a juvenile ornate tree snake (Chrysopelea ornate) ...
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May 21, 2013 – NR13-07 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division today issued a quarantine order that requires testing of all beef and dairy bulls for Bovine Trichomoniasis prior to entry into the state and before movement between herds within the state. Bovine Trichomoniasis (Trichomoniasis) is a serious contagious reproductive disease ...
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  Public Invited to Sew Lei for Veterans’ Cemeteries HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is inviting the public, from keiki to kupuna, to come and sew locally grown flowers to honor those interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and the State Veterans’ Cemetery in Kaneohe. HDOA’s Plant Quarantine ...
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News Releases 2012

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in News Releases

Hawaii Entomologists Ramp Up Production of Moth to ControlNR12-15 Dec.27, 2012 Christmas Tree Shipments Infested with PestsNR12-14 – November 23, 2012 ‘Tis the Season to Buy Local for the Holidays!!!  NR12-13 October 22, 2012 Hawaii Receives $379,000 For Specialty Crop GrantsNR12-12 – October 1, 2012 Advisory for Fairs and Events Where Swine are PresentNR12-11 – ...
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