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NR22-02 March 24, 2022 The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is administering a federal Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program is designed to provide relief to seafood processors who incurred costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Like many of Hawai`i’s industries, the seafood industry has had ...
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NR22-01 March 8, 2022 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has released an update to the 2020 Agricultural Land Use Baseline Study which summarizes agricultural land use in the state. The newly released study adds new agricultural land use data for Maui County and now completes the 2020 baseline report. The first 2020 ...
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State Veterinarian, Dr. Isaac Maeda, comments on COVID-19 in animals in the March 3rd issue of the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Community Bulletin. As of publication, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii pets.  However, two lions at the Honolulu Zoo did contract the virus and one died. View the community bulletin ...
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CANCELLATION OF PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION FOR LEASE OF VARIOUS NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LAND ISLAND OF MAUI This public notice published on NOVEMBER 27, 2021, in the Maui News for seven (7) State of Hawaii agricultural parcels for lease, is hereby cancelled, pursuant to the rights reserved by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA).  By Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser, ...
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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/

Updated Feb. 1, 2022 UPDATE – 10% Mandatory Water Conservation Kahuku Irrigation System In accordance with §4-157-4, Hawaii Administrative Rules, the administrator-chief engineer has deemed that special conservation measures continue to be necessary to address a water shortage emergency.  Effective February 1, 2022, however, the Kahuku Irrigation System shall reduce the conservation measures from a ...
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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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