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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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NR21-19 Sept. 2, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has appointed Helmuth Rogg, PhD., as the new administrator for the Plant Industry Division and as the State Plant Regulatory Official (SPRO). His appointment became effective yesterday. As administrator, Dr. Rogg will oversee operations in the Plant Industry Division, which includes the Plant ...
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Live Skunk Trapped at Honolulu Harbor

Posted on Jul 22, 2021 in Main

NR21-18 July 22, 2021 HONOLULU – A live skunk was captured at Pier 1 in Honolulu Harbor yesterday. Inspectors from the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) were called Tuesday morning by a ship’s terminal supervisor who reported that an animal, possibly a skunk, was seen on the deck of a container ship ...
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NR21-17 July 20, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has confirmed the detection of coffee leaf rust (CLR) on Kaua’i and Moloka`i. The serious coffee plant pathogen has now been found on all major Hawaiian Islands. On June 28, 2021, a commercial coffee grower in Kilauea, Kaua`i, reported a possible CLR infection. ...
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NR21-16 July 9, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) reports that a cow in a herd on Moloka`i has been infected with bovine tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis, (bTB), a contagious, infectious, communicable disease of animals that can infect humans. This is the first detection of the disease in a cattle herd in Hawai`i ...
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Total $1.5 Million to Increase Commercial Ag Production                                                           NR21-15 June 16, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has awarded funds to six proposals totaling ...
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2020 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Posted on Jun 4, 2021 in Main

December 15, 2020 Meeting Agenda 12-15-2020 Meeting Minutes 12-15-2020    Submittal Items 12-15-2020 Old Business-hemp item submittal 12-15-2020   October 27, 2020 Meeting Agenda 10-27-2020 Meeting Minutes 10-27-20   Submittal Items 10-27-2020   September 22, 2020 Meeting Agenda 9-22-2020 Meeting Minutes 9-22-20    Submittal Items 9-22-2020   August 12, 2020 Meeting Agenda 8-12-2020 Meeting Minutes ...
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