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NR20-08 May 12, 2020 96 More Farmers to Receive Assistance HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will be issuing a second round of grants totaling an additional $200,000 under the COVID-19 Emergency Farmer Relief Program to assist farmers, ranchers and growers who have experienced financial damage. In this second round, 96 grants were ...
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NR20-07 May 8, 2020 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved an amendment to the Hawai`i Administrative Rules that restricts the importation of plants, plant parts and seeds in the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family, including some that are commonly used in floral arrangements. The rule amendment becomes effective on May 15, 2020 and was established to ...
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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans specifically for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural operations suffering losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SBA usually excludes agriculture from their loan programs, but the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act makes this disaster loan ...
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HDOA COVID-19 INFORMATION

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Main

Updated July 2, 2020 Aloha! On March 17, 2020, Governor Ige announced emergency actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State of Hawaii and ordered non-essential workers to not report to work and allowed some staff members to telework from home. Whether we are in the office or working remotely, the department ...
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