News Releases (HDOA)

Joint News Release with County of Kauai
Dec. 2, 2014


Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Found Near Mililani
October 21, 2014

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Found at Diamond Head
October 17, 2014

Little Fire Ants Found in Forested Area on Maui
October 3, 2014

Emergency Loans Available For Farmers
August 27, 2014

State Plant Inspection Offices Closed on Maui and Hawaii Island
August 6, 2014

Public Asked to Report Dislodged Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Traps
August 6, 2014

Governor Presents $1.6 Million to Innovative Zero-Waste Biofuel Program in Hilo
July 31, 2014 (Governor’s News Release)

Big Island Dairy Holds Open House
July 30, 2014

Little Fire Ants Found in Mililani Neighborhood
June 27, 2014

Gov. Releases $7.8 Million For Agricultural Infrastructure
May 16, 2014

Eradication Efforts Begin to Combat Little Fire Ant Infestation in Waimanalo
May 15, 2014

USDA Secretary Pledges Support for Hawaii Agricultural Programs
May 1, 2014

Governor Requests Federal Consideration of Hawaii’s Unique Biosecurity Issues
April 25, 2014 (Governor’s News Release)

Snake Found in Shipping Container on Hawaii Island
April 25, 2014

Two More Coqui Found on Oahu
April 23, 2014

Three Coqui Frogs Captured on Oahu Last Night
April 3, 2014

Illegal Frogs Shipped through US Mail
March 27, 2014

Ken Kakesako Appointed Deputy to Chair of Agriculture
March 11, 2014

Invasive Species Week – March 3 – 9
Feb. 26, 2014 – Joint News Release – HISC, DLNR, HDOA

Governor Releases $15.85 Million for Agriculture, Watershed Preservation
Jan. 31, 2014 – News Release from the Office of the Governor

Destructive Beetles Found on Oahu Coconut Trees
Jan. 9, 2014


Invasive Species Awareness Week
HAWAII JOINS THE NATION IN RECOGNIZING INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK 2nd Annual Kickoff Event Begins with Governor’s Proclamation at the Capitol (March 3-9)
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Governor Releases $15.85 Million for Agriculture, Watershed Preservation
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $15.85 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) administered by the state Department of Agriculture in support of the local agriculture industry and further preservation of Hawaii’s watersheds.
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HONOLULU — Another new invasive pest has been detected on Oahu, one that damages coconut trees and other palm plants. The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) was detected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 23, 2013 during routine surveys conducted under a cooperative agreement between the University of Hawaii at Manoa* and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection & Quarantine (USDA-PPQ).

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