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The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has released the 2020 Update to the Hawaiʻi Statewide Agricultural Land Use Baseline. Both the 2015 Baseline Report and the Update may be found at: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/salub/

(*The situation remains the same as of Jan. 12, 2022) In accordance with §4-157-4, Hawaii Administrative Rules, the administrator-chief engineer has deemed that special conservation measures are necessary to address a water shortage emergency.  Therefore, effective Friday, January 7, 2022, the Kahuku Irrigation System shall implement conservation measures requiring a mandatory 30% cutback in the ...
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Act 100, SLH 199 – Annual Report Act 178, SLH 2002 – New Administratively Established Appropriations Report Act 236, SLH 2008 – Annual Report on the Biosecurity Program Act 233, SLH 2008 – Report on the State’s Progress Toward Meeting the Milestones and Objectives of the Important Agricultural Land Tax Credit Program Act 159, SLH ...
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Mongoose Captured on Kaua`i

Posted on Dec 28, 2021 in Main

NR21-21 Dec. 28, 2021 HONOLULU – A live mongoose was caught on Kaua`i this morning at Nawiliwili Harbor. Mongooses are not established on Kaua`i and efforts are ongoing to prevent it from becoming established on the island. Yesterday morning, the Hawai`i Department of Transportation – Harbors Division, reported the sighting of a mongoose at the ...
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HDOA Service Awards

Posted on Dec 28, 2021 in Main

  HDOA celebrated employees who have reached milestones in their years of service to the State of Hawaii! Congratulations and a warm mahalo for your service! 40 Years of Service Richard Chang, Veterinary Laboratory Services Branch, Animal Industry Division Raleigh Reid Jr, Animal Quarantine Branch, Animal Industry Division Ronnie Shimojo, Veterinary Laboratory Services Branch, Animal ...
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Update on Moloka`i Bovine Tuberculosis

Posted on Dec 21, 2021 in Main

The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture, Animal Disease Control Branch, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Veterinary Services provided an update on the bovine tuberculosis (bTB) situation on the Island of Moloka`i on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. The virtual meeting may be viewed on the HDOA YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/J32YlNmFjUE Questions regarding bTB on Moloka`i ...
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November 27, 2021 PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION FOR LEASE OF VARIOUS NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS ISLAND OF MAUI The Department of Agriculture (“DOA”) is accepting applications to negotiate for agricultural leases.  Applications and information regarding the lease disposition are available at the DOA’s Agricultural Resource Management Division (“ARMD”), 1428 South King Street, Honolulu and 16 East Lanikaula, Hilo, ...
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Hawai`i farmers, ranchers and producers are encouraged to participate in a Seeds of Wellbeing Survey (SOW) being conducted by the UH-College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) to gather information on the stress and stressors in the agricultural community. The survey may be accessed at: https://sites.google.com/hawaii.edu/sowwell/home The survey will contribute to greater understanding of ...
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October is Stop the Ant Month

Posted on Sep 30, 2021 in Main

NR21-20 Sept. 30, 2021 HONOLULU – October is “Stop the Ant Month” in Hawai`i and a multi-agency effort will be ongoing throughout the month to increase awareness of the importance of early detection to prevent and control the spread of the invasive little fire ant (LFA). The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Hawai`i Ant Lab ...
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Pursuant to Executive Order 21-07, Access to State Property, effective September 13, 2021, access to state facilities requires proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 within the past seven days before entering. Access will be denied to anyone seeking to enter HDOA facilities, including contractors, consultants, visitors, etc., for failing ...
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