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NR21-09 March 25, 2021 HONOLULU – Hawai`i has been awarded $430,600 to help strengthen the state’s specialty crop industry through a federal block grant program. The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has approved 10 project proposals under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which aims to enhance the competitiveness of ...
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NR21-08 March 23, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Board of Agriculture (Board) today approved the expansion of coffee quarantine areas to include the islands of O`ahu and Lana`i due to the coffee leaf rust (CLR), a fungus that threatens Hawai`i’s important coffee industry. CLR was first detected in the state in October 2020 on Hawai`i ...
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Board of Agriculture to Consider Expanding Coffee Quarantine to More Islands NR21-07 March 16, 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) today filed a request for a specific exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow Hawai`i coffee growers to use a fungicide to help manage coffee leaf rust (CLR), a ...
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Proposed Administrative Rules

Posted on Mar 15, 2021 in Main

May 10, 2022 Hawai`i Board of Agriculture Action on Proposal to Add Three Mosquito Species to List of Restricted Animals On May 9, 2022, the Hawai`i Board of Agriculture preliminarily approved the addition of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), and the southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) to the ...
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NR21-06 March 9, 2021 HONOLULU – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsack, has approved Gov. David Ige’s request for a Secretarial Agricultural Disaster Designation for the drought emergency in Maui County. Gov. Ige requested the federal disaster declaration due to the prolonged drought conditions in the county which began in March 2019. In ...
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News Releases 2022

Posted on Mar 9, 2021 in Main

Sept.20, 2022 – News Release from the Office of the Governor Governor Ige declares disaster relief period for Maui’s axis deer crisis Aug. 30, 2022 – NR22-13 Emergency Loans Available to Assist with Axis Deer Impacts in Maui County Aug. 19,  2022 – NR22-12 Micro-grant Program for Small-Scale Agriculture Opens Aug. 16, 2022 – NR22-11 ...
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MISWUA Board Meetings 2018

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Main

Nov. 15, 2018 Agenda Draft Minutes Oct. 23, 2018 Agenda Draft Minutes Sept. 25, 2018 Agenda Draft Minutes Aug. 13, 2018 Agenda Draft Minutes July 24, 2018 Agenda Draft Minutes

MISWUA Board Meetings 2019

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Main

Dec. 12, 2019 Agenda Minutes Oct. 2, 2019 Agenda Minutes Aug. 30, 2019 Agenda Draft Minutes July 24, 2019 Agenda Draft Minutes June 12, 2019 Agenda Draft Minutes Jan. 8, 2019 Agenda Draft Minutes

MISWUA Board Meetings 2020

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Main

Dec. 2, 2020 Agenda Draft Minutes  Nov. 4, 2020 Agenda Draft Minutes Jan. 30, 2020 Agenda Draft Minutes

MISWUA Board Meetings 2021

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Main

Nov. 10, 2021 Agenda Draft Minutes Sept. 8, 2021 Agenda Draft Minutes July 14, 2021 Agenda Draft Minutes May 12, 2021 Agenda Draft Minutes March 24, 2021 Agenda Draft Minutes March 10, 2021 Agenda Meeting canceled due to internet outage Jan. 20, 2021 Agenda Draft Minutes

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