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HDOA’s Agricultural Resource Management Division (ARMD) has posted a public notice for lease negotiations for agricultural park leases on O`ahu (Waimanalo) and Hawai`i Island (Pahoa and Pana`ewa). The deadline to file an application is 3:00 p.m. on March 24, 2023. To view and download the public notice, maps and application form, go to: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/public-notices/ Questions ...
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NR23-01 Jan. 12, 2023 HONOLULU, HI – A live ball python was turned in to the Honolulu Zoo yesterday afternoon under the state’s Amnesty Program. The snake was dropped off by a person who requested to remain anonymous and only indicated that the snake was found in Kahalu`u. Honolulu Zoo personnel identified the snake as ...
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NR22-15 Dec. 29, 2022 HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has announced the award of 579 grants, totaling $2,684,350, for small-scale agriculture; including home gardening, herding and livestock operations in areas that are food insecure. More than 7,400 applications were received this fall under the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP). The ...
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JOSH GREEN, M.D. GOVERNOR KE KIAʻĀINA GOVERNOR JOSH GREEN, M.D. ANNOUNCES SEVENTEEN APPOINTMENTS  Appointments Critical to the Governor’s Initiatives on Housing, Cost of Living, and Climate Change   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2022 HONOLULU, HI – Governor Josh Green, M.D. today announced a second round of nominees to serve as Director and/or Deputy Director ...
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The US Small Business Administration is reminding nonfarm businesses affected by the drought in Honolulu, Kalawao and Maui Counties that the deadline to apply for SBA federal disaster loans for economic injury is Jan. 6, 2023. Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations may apply for ...
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Legislative Reports 2023

Posted on Dec 2, 2022 in Main

Annual Report on Administratively Established Appropriations Act 100, SLH 1999 Annual Report Act 154, SLH 2000-Pesticide Use Revolving Fund Act 159, SLH 2007-Energy Feedstock Program Act 233, SLH 2008- Important Agricultural Lands (IAL ) Tax Credit Program Act 236, SLH 2008-Biosecurity Program  Act 304, SLH 2022 Farmer Apprenticeship Program Act 313, SLH 2022 Food Hub ...
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The Identity Presrved International Summit will be held in Waikiki on January 11 – 13, 2023. Food manufacturers; qualified grain and oilseed buyers and sellers; and transportation, equipment, seed and input companies from around the world are invited to experience the U.S. Identity Preserved field crop industry at the inaugural Identity Preserved International Summit to ...
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FROM THE OFFICE  OF GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2022 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a fifth proclamation relating to the Maui County axis deer crisis, extending the disaster emergency relief period through January 17, 2023. Despite ongoing efforts, the axis deer population has grown to approximately 60,000 or more, which ...
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November 18, 2022 The State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has completed a Master Plan, Feasibility Analysis, and Conceptual Design for a Scalable and Replicable Livestock Harvesting Facility.  The effort was completed with the coordination, support, and guidance of the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc. (HCC).  The goal of the project was to create a ...
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Grant Available for Limu Production

Posted on Nov 9, 2022 in Main

NR22-14 Nov. 9, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is accepting grant proposals for one project that enhances the competitiveness of Hawai`i limu (seaweed). The total amount for the single competitive grant is $31,315. The deadline for applications is noon Nov. 30, 2022. Information and applications are available at: https://hands.ehawaii.gov/hands/opportunities/opportunity-details/22134 In March, ...
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