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GMO Pre-emption Legislation in Oregon

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 in Main

The following links are to news articles from the State of Oregon regarding states’ ability to pre-empt county GMO regulations. The Oregonian:  http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2013/SB863/ The Oregonian:  http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/lawmakers_celebrate_end_of_spe.html

Christmas Trees Arrive With Less Pests!

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Main

The first shipment of Christmas trees arrived over the weekend and out of about 60 containers, only six had to be held for treatment of slugs.  Last year, about half of the containers had to be held for treatment or returned to the Mainland.   What made the difference this year?  The Oregon Department of ...
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If you are commuting to the Main Office of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture this week, be aware of lane closures from Wed., Nov, 20 to Tues., Nov. 26. from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  in the area around Keeaumoku St., S. King St., and Young St.   The Department of Accounting and General Services ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 13, 2013 NR13-15 Agricultural Good Neighbor Program Established HONOLULU – The Pesticides Branch of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has completed voluntary pesticide-use guidelines and established the “Kauai Agricultural Good Neighbor Program” to provide more information and education on pesticide use on the island. The voluntary pesticide-use guideline will go ...
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Nov. 5, 2013 NR13-14 HONOLULU – A pedestrian found a live snake on a Chinatown sidewalk at about 7 a.m. this morning and turned it in to police.  Police notified the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and inspectors were immediately dispatched to pick up the two-and-a-half foot long snake, which was later identified as a ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 4, 2013 NR13-13 Assessing Budget Requirements for Increased Inspection HONOLULU – Following Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.’s veto Thursday (Oct. 31) of county Bill 2491 (Relating to Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms), the state Department of Agriculture reaffirmed the Mayor’s assessment that complicated legal issues and practical enforcement and implementation ...
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