Monday, March 17 marked the beginning of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA)/Hawaii Chamber “Biotech Week” in Honolulu. Well-attended by employees of the seed companies and many farmers at the state capital and elected officials, the event reminded everyone of the importance of biotechnology in the agricultural community of Hawaii. During my time there,...Continue reading
USDA Encourages Early Registration for FSA Programs WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today recommended that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to...Continue reading
A Maui coffee farmer said controlling invasive species such as the notorious coqui frog and fire ant is a Big Island problem. “They already have them, we don’t. Why put the cost on us?” asked Bobbie Becker, owner of Maui Mountain Coffee Farm. “They’ve got it there.” Becker is a supporter of state Senate...Continue reading
A Maui coffee farmer said controlling invasive species such as the coqui frog and fire ant is a Big Island problem. “They already have them, we don’t. Why put the cost on us?” asked Bobbie Becker, owner of Maui Mountain Coffee Farm. “They’ve got it there.” Becker is a supporter of state Senate Bill...Continue reading
Each week, we will answer a question from our readers regarding our operations and community outreach in the State of Hawaii. Submit your question by visiting the contact page. Thanks for reading. Mahalo! Q: I’ve heard that Monsanto Hawaii wants to put smaller farmers out of business. Is this true? This is absolutely not...Continue reading
Calls have been coming in from PNG and Solomon Islands, wanting to send participants to attend the upcoming South Pacific Nut (SPN)nangae and natapoa nut training workshop from August to November, after alerted through the Daily Post website issue of 8th March, 2014. But it is exclusive targeting Ni Vanuatu potential nut farmers. The...Continue reading
Howard Green thought he was helping farmers, like himself, sell more of their products directly to customers. Instead, the bill he offered to lawmakers has raised concerns the state Legislature may again be trying to undermine county regulations on genetically modified crops and pesticides for the second time this session. The legislation Green, an...Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend the next several months gathering information for the 2014 Commercial Floriculture and Nursery Survey. NASS will collect data on production area, sales of floriculture and nursery products, and the number of agricultural workers from producers in Hawaii, California and other major floriculture...Continue reading
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The Kauai County Council has authorized spending $75,000 to hire attorneys to defend a new law regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops by large agricultural businesses. The 5-0 council vote, taken Wednesday with two members absent, will allow the county attorney to hire outside legal services to...Continue reading
A bill in the state House would provide $500,000 toward destroying little fire ants. Of all the ants in all the world, Hawaii had to get bitten by this one. Hawaii lawmakers on Monday advanced a bill aiming to study and kill the little fire ant, a hard-stinging pipsqueak that threatens the state’s economy...Continue reading
LAKE EPPALOCK farmer Darren Doherty has been commended by the Hawaiian Government for his leadership in ecological agriculture systems around the world. Regenerative agriculture I would describe as ‘beyond sustainable’ agriculture. – Darren Doherty Mr Doherty, who runs a global “regenerative agriculture” business with wife Lisa Heenan, was recognised by the Hawaiian Senate after...Continue reading
The GMO debate is considered one of the most controversial and confusing issues facing our state. Supporters say the technology behind genetically modified organisms is feeding the world at a time when the population keeps exploding and space to farm is getting scarcer. Opponents say it poses health and environmental risks – the full...Continue reading
Tuesday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new regulations that would ban new strands of bath salts, allow Filipino bananas in Hawaii, and a handful of rules for executives in the housing industry. Here’s what is happening: Bananas: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering changes to a rule that would allow Filipino bananas...Continue reading
SEATTLE — A Washington state ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods has been rejected. The campaign over Initiative 522 has been one of the costliest initiative fights in state history, drawing millions of dollars from out of state. The measure was failing 46 percent to 54 percent after more ballots were...Continue reading
Of course glyphosate is toxic! It is a herbicide after all – the whole point of glyphosate (G for short in this post) is to kill unwanted plants. Like all chemicals, including water and salt, G is going to be toxic to animals (including humans) at some dose. Compared to other herbicides, though, G...Continue reading
- UH Mānoa honors best in teaching, research and service - UH System Current NewsUH Mānoa honors best in teaching, research and service UH System Current NewsThe University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will recognize its finest faculty, staff and students with various teaching, research and *service* awards at its 2019 UH Mānoa ...
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- Maui's First State-Licensed Industrial Hemp Farm Blessed on Earth Day - Maui NowMaui's First State-Licensed Industrial Hemp Farm Blessed on Earth Day Maui NowIn celebration of Earth Day, Pacific Biodiesel conducted a blessing today at the site of Maui's first state-licensed industrial hemp farm.
- Report: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970 - Cronkite NewsReport: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970 Cronkite NewsPhoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a new report.
- As Bank Of Hawaii (BOH) Share Price Rose, Rnc Capital Management Trimmed Its Holding by $469,000; Chevron New (CVX) Market Valuation Rose While Choate Investment Advisors Trimmed Holding - The NBO NewsAs Bank Of Hawaii (BOH) Share Price Rose, Rnc Capital Management Trimmed Its Holding by $469,000; Chevron New (CVX) Market Valuation Rose While Choate Investment Advisors Trimmed Holding The NBO NewsRnc Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Bank Of Hawaii Corp (BOH) by 46.67% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.
- Climate change makes poor countries poorer, widening global inequality, researchers say - KITV HonoluluClimate change makes poor countries poorer, widening global inequality, researchers say KITV HonoluluBy Lydia DePillis, CNN Business Climate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world — and it's worse for poor countries that ...
- Editor's Choice: Small Business Awards 2019 - Hawaii Business MagazineEditor's Choice: Small Business Awards 2019 Hawaii Business MagazineProfiles of five great local companies that you should know about. WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS Meli James & Brittany Heyd Co-Owners Mana Up. Photo: Aaron ...
- Big shifts hit Hawaii's farm landscape - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserBig shifts hit Hawaii's farm landscape Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHawaii lost its last sugar cane plantation in 2016, but the amount of land in farming and number of farms grew during the most recent five-year statewide census ...
- EPA given 90 days to make decision on chlorpyrifos - Agri-PulseEPA given 90 days to make decision on chlorpyrifos Agri-PulseThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to decide whether to allow the use of chlorpyrifos. The appeals court ...
- The State of Aloha | News, Sports, Jobs - Maui NewsThe State of Aloha | News, Sports, Jobs Maui NewsFor as long as there have been people willing to travel vast distances over the sea, Hawaii has hosted adventurous folks. You could argue that the first to be t.
- Farm Groups Ask President, Congress for Disaster Relief - AgNet WestFarm Groups Ask President, Congress for Disaster Relief AgNet WestA group of 135 farm organizations and banks that supply seasonal loans to farms and ranches today called on the President and Congress to put aside political ...
- First ever trade mission heads to Taiwan - FeedstuffsFirst ever trade mission heads to Taiwan FeedstuffsRepresentatives from 49 U.S. agribusinesses and farm organizations will join Foreign Agricultural *Service* (FAS) administrator Ken Isley on the U.S. Department ...
- AP News in Brief 04-19-19 - West Hawaii TodayAP News in Brief 04-19-19 West Hawaii TodayStreet artist Oleg Lukyanov shows his painting depicting Notre Dame Cathedral created on a wall of a building in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday.
- DOH: Latest dairy discharge was 3.5 million gallons - West Hawaii TodayDOH: Latest dairy discharge was 3.5 million gallons West Hawaii TodayA state Department of Health inspector navigates a gulch in February where wastewater from Big Island Dairy cows polluted the environment. (Hawaii ...
- Food stamps recipients can now order groceries online for delivery. Amazon, Walmart and ShopRite will offer the service - KITV HonoluluFood stamps recipients can now order groceries online for delivery. Amazon, Walmart and ShopRite will offer the service KITV HonoluluWalmart, Amazon and grocery chains like ShopRite hope to tap into a lucrative new market: Food stamp recipients who want to shop for groceries online.
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