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NR22-13 Aug. 30, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will open an emergency loan program to help farmers and ranchers with the costs associated with the overpopulation of axis deer in the County of Maui (Maui, Moloka`i and Lana`i). At an Aug. 23, 2022 meeting, the Hawai`i Board of Agriculture (Board) approved ...
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$3 million available for home gardening NR22-12 August 19, 2022 (Updated August 30, 2022)  HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting applications for the second year of the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP), which provides support for small-scale gardening, herding and livestock operations to help produce food in areas that ...
Read More Micro-Grant Program for Small-Scale Agriculture Opens

Live Skunk Trapped by DLNR on Maui

Posted on Aug 16, 2022 in Main

NR22-11 Aug. 16, 2022  HONOLULU – A skunk was found in a trap by personnel from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) in the Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary on Maui yesterday morning. The traps were usually set to catch feral cats and mongoose in the wildlife sanctuary area. The skunk has been ...
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NR22-10 July 7, 2022 HONOLULU – A live snake was captured at the Kapolei Home Depot last night by officers from the Honolulu Police Department who responded to a 911 call from employees at the store at about 11 p.m. Officers used a bucket to capture the snake which was spotted on a pallet in ...
Read More Live Gopher Snake Found at Kapolei Home Depot

NR22-09 July 1, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today issued an interim rule restricting the movement of coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) host material within the island of O`ahu and from O`ahu to neighbor islands. CRB host material includes, but is not limited to, entire trees, green waste, compost, mulch, trimmings, fruit ...
Read More Interim Rule Issued to Restrict the Movement of Palm Tree Material to Slow the Spread of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle on O`ahu

Live Skunk Captured at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jun 22, 2022 in Main

NR22-08 June 22, 2022 HONOLULU – Stevedores helped capture a live skunk this morning at Pier 1 at Honolulu Harbor. The skunk was spotted on the dock and stevedores used a fishing net to capture the animal and contained it until agricultural inspectors from the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) picked up the animal at ...
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NR22-07 June 21, 2022 HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have confirmed rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, type 2 (RHDV2) in a 4- to 5-year-old neutered male rabbit on a farm in Kula, Maui. This is the first confirmed detection of the disease in Hawai`i. Although fatal ...
Read More Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed on Maui – Quarantine Order Issued

NR22-06 May 26, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Market Development Branch is currently accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) Fiscal Year 2021 – COVID. The HDOA will be awarding $500,000 to Hawai`i proposals that enhance the competitiveness of Hawai`i specialty crops. This additional funding was provided by ...
Read More Hawai`i Specialty Crop Grant Program Accepting Applications

For updated information on the bovine tuberculosis situation on Moloka`i, go to the Animal Livestock Disease Control webpage at:  https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/ldc/

May 16, 2022 HONOLULU – An aerial application to treat an infestation of coqui frogs in a mountainous remote area of Waimanalo has been rescheduled for today between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The treatment initially scheduled for April 20th and alternatively planned for last week were postponed due to weather conditions. The multi-agency incident ...
Read More News Advisory – Waimanalo Coqui Treatment Rescheduled for Today

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