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Government Regulators

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

             Regulators involved with the business of agriculture Hawaii Department of Agriculture Exporting from Hawaii Importing to Hawaii Grading and Labeling Animal Quarantine Laws (Domestic Animals) Pesticide Use   Hawaii Department of Health United States Department of Agriculture (Hawaii contacts) United States Environmental Protection Agency U.S.E.P.A. Publications

Food Safety – on farm

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

Food quality and safety is of growing interest to consumers and thus to regulators. The United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are leading the way with on-farm and processing guidelines. Here are some links to bring you up to speed on these issues. U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Food ...
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Farm Safety

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

On farm safety is as important as any topic for the entrepreneur and home owner. Here are some links to help you get acquainted with the resources that are available. Safety & First Aid Advice National Agriculture Safety Database (A central repository of health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community.)  National Safety ...
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Business Development

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

Business Development Programs/Training Chambers of Commerce in Hawaii and Other Business Resources College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Agribusiness Incubation Program Hawaii Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Development Division Hawaii Department of Business, Economic and Tourism Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network Business Support (outside of Hawaii) Business Resource Center (trade news, and lots ...
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The links below are to voluntary listings of agribusinesses in Hawaii. A listing here is not an endorsement. Hawaii Agriculture and Food Products Directory (HDOA-Hawaii Export Directory) Farmers’ Market Listing

Agriculture has always had a special place in Hawaii history and continues to be an important industry, generating $2.9 billion to the state’s annual economy and directly and indirectly providing 42,000 jobs. Historically, the ancient Polynesian voyagers traveled to Hawaii, bringing with them plants such as taro, bananas and other staples to sustain themselves. Hawaii ...
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This is a first attempt to assemble a history of agriculture in Hawaii. A history of U.S. agriculture can be found here and we have used their format. A brief history of Hawaii can be found here. We have worked to include what we could find, but we are always looking for more suggestions. Please ...
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Universities College of Agriculture at UH-Hilo College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources-UH-Manoa Nutrition Health & Wellness Animal Sciences Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS) Cooperative Extension Service (CES) CTAHR Master Gardener’s / Urban Garden Centers Gardening Help Lines University of Hawaii – West Oahu Sustainable Community Food Systems ...

Gardens and Gardening

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Food Section – Information on food nutrition, food safety, product recalls, packaging and labeling and food research. USDA Economic Research Service – Food Security Information Food Safety Websites: FDA recall and safety notices USDA  – Food Safety Inspection Service – Recall Notices FoodNet – “The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) is the principal ...
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December 20, 2012 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. Under the final rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, such ...
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