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HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $15.85 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) administered by the state Department of Agriculture in support of the local agriculture industry and further preservation of Hawaii’s watersheds.

HONOLULU — Another new invasive pest has been detected on Oahu, one that damages coconut trees and other palm plants. The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) was detected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 23, 2013 during routine surveys conducted under a cooperative agreement between the University of Hawaii at Manoa* and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection & Quarantine (USDA-PPQ).

A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops Jim Wilson/The New York Times Greggor Ilagan initially thought a ban on genetically modified organisms was a good idea. By AMY HARMON Published: January 4, 2014 KONA, Hawaii — From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced ...
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