‘Agricultural disaster’ aid available for Maui County – The Maui News

‘Agricultural disaster’ aid available for Maui County By CHRIS HAMILTON, Staff Writer POSTED: December 11, 2009 WAILUKU – For the second straight year, Maui County farmers and ranchers could receive federal aid after the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared the county an "agricultural disaster zone" Thursday. U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka announced...

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Farmers outraged » Honolulu Weekly

A meeting at the State Capitol last Thursday drew testimony from dozens of people concerned about how planned layoffs of more than 50 state agricultural inspectors will impact Hawaii’s export industry. A few testimonies came from specialists and elected officials–Hilo Mayor Billy Kenoi called the move a “serious mistake.” Most comments came from small-business...

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