HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1589
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011
STATE OF HAWAII
H.B. NO. 1589 H.D.1
A BILL FOR AN ACT
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds that cacao of the theobroma cacao tree, the dried and fermented seed from which chocolate is made, is native to the central and western Amazon region and is widely distributed throughout the humid tropical regions with commercial production concentrated in Brazil, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nigeria.
The legislature finds that the cacao industry in Hawaii is in its infancy stage with fewer than thirty growers and a total acreage of approximately fifty acres, but holds the promise of helping diversified agriculture markets. The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has conducted a series of meetings, including the one-day workshop entitled “Future of Cacao in Hawaii’ held October 23, 2008, involving key stakeholders in the local cacao industry and representatives statewide to strategize on methods for positioning Hawaii in the growing cacao market.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it is accepting applications for lease negotiations on five parcels of ag land.
Two parcels are located in Hanapepe, Kauai, and three are in Waimanalo, Oahu. They range in size from 1.4 to 6.7 acres.
Potential lessees must be U.S. citizens who have been Hawaii residents for at least three years, and bona fide farmers as defined in Hawaii Administrative Rules.
The leases are for 35-year terms and are limited to diversified agriculture use.
The deadline to submit applications for the parcels to the state’s Agricultural Resource Management Division is Jan. 14.
For more information, visit hawaii.gov/hdoa/info.
Hawaii seeks lessees for state ag land – Pacific Business News (Honolulu):
Title: Calculationg costs of using farm machinery: a standardized procedure for Hawaii.
Personal Authors: Huang, W. Y., Marutani, H. K., Vieth, G. R., Keeler, J. T.
Author Affiliation: College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Editors: No editors
Document Title: Departmental Paper – Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station (USA) 1979
Based on the recommended method of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering, a modified procedure for calculating the costs of using farm machinery in Hawaii is developed. This modified procedure can handle the situations of highly variable annual machine utilization rates of Hawaii’s diversified agriculture. An example illustrating the computation procedure and case study of a typical watermelon farm are presented. The procedure is also used to analyse the relation between costs and annual utilization. The analysis indicates that a farmer who has a low annual machine utilization rate incurs a high cost for using the machine, due mainly to the high interest charge. Authors’ summary. KEYWORDS: TROPAG | Economics | development and social sciences | agricultural equipment | costs | production function | Hawaii.
Calculationg costs of using farm machinery: a standardized procedure for Hawaii. | Huang, W. Y., Marutani, H. K., Vieth, G. R., Keeler, J. T. | Departmental Paper – Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station (USA) 1979 |