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NR19-15 June 28, 2019 HONOLULU – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of 62 Salmonella illnesses potentially linked to whole, fresh papayas imported specifically from Mexico. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) emphasizes that ...
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Snake Hitchhikes to Maui in Backpack

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Main

JOINT NEWS RELEASE FROM HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES NR19-14 June 12, 2019 HONOLULU – A small juvenile snake was captured after it was seen slithering out of a newly arrived visitor’s backpack Monday night at a Maui vacation rental in Pukalani. The owner of the rental informed the ...
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NR19-13 June 10, 2019 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has established the Compost Reimbursement Program which may reimburse agricultural producers for the cost of purchasing compost. Act 89 which was enacted in 2018, allocated $650,000 over a two-year period for the reimbursement of 50 percent of compost cost incurred by agricultural producers ...
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Compost Reimbursement Program

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Main

Act 89 was enacted in 2018 and establishes the Compost Reimbursement Program with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. * The program has extended the application process to May 15, 2020 (acceptable invoices up to April 30, 2020) View and download the updated fact sheet on the program (April 1, 2020) Download the application form Download ...
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NR19-12 June 3, 2019 HONOLULU – Isaac Maeda, DVM, has been appointed as the Administrator of the Animal Industry Division, which also includes the title of State Veterinarian of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). Dr. Maeda oversees the Animal Industry Division, which includes the Animal Disease Control Branch, Animal (Rabies) Quarantine Branch, Aquaculture and ...
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