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On Aug. 27, 2020, Act 014 was signed legalizing the growing of hemp in Hawai`i through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Production Program. Beginning on November 1, 2020, individuals and entities who wish to grow hemp in Hawai`i must acquire a hemp production license from the USDA and comply with the state ...
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During this difficult time where all sectors of our community are facing economic hardships, including Hawaii’s farmers, growers and ranchers, many are seeking financial assistance from government and other private funding sources. The Oahu Agriculture and Conservation Association (OACA) has created a broad listing of grants and loans available to farmers and ranchers. To view ...
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Livestock Brand Registration

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in Main

NR20-12 August 14, 2020 Livestock brand Registration Period September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 All Existing Brands Must Re-register HONOLULU – Owners of livestock brands in Hawai`i have until December 31, 2020 to re-register their brands with the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) or risk losing their rights to their brands. Hawai`i law requires ...
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The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture  is currently accepting applications to negotiate for state agricultural leases. This includes parcels in agricultural parks on O`ahu (Waianae Ag Park) and Hawai`i Island (Pahoa Ag Park) and non-ag park parcels on Kaua`i and Hawai`i Island.   The deadline to apply for the non-ag park leases is Sept. 8, 2020. The ...
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