HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii has a lot of beautiful flowers that are available year-round. But we still think of evergreens and holly when it comes to Christmas decorations. “I guess we’re kind of conditioned,” said Eric Tanouye, Vice President and General Manager of Green Point Nurseries of Hilo. “We’re all to blame for that....Continue reading
Old age caught up long ago with a group of farmers working 87 acres in East Honolulu’s Kamilo Nui Valley, and now the rent they pay to lease the land is about to catch up after four decades. Kamehameha Schools recently notified its 13 farm tenants in the agrarian Hawaii Kai neighborhood that it...Continue reading
KAHULUI – Environmentalists and farmers lashed out Thursday night at the announced layoffs of state agricultural inspectors, arguing that the move planned by the Lingle administration would uproot efforts to preserve the island’s agricultural industry and pristine environment. Close to 100 people turned out at a Senate Ad Hoc Committee meeting held in the...Continue reading
From Jeffrey Parker and Masako Cordray Westcott of the Hawaii Agriculture & Conservation Coalition Emergency Senate Hearing on the Dept of Agriculture layoffs – please testimony today! Thursday, Sept 3rd, 5-9pm, Maui Waena School, 795 Onehee Ave, Kahului email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Sample Testimony...
Positions targeted to balance state budget By ILIMA LOOMIS, Staff Writer POSTED: August 30, 2009 PUKALANI – Plant quarantine officials said last week that laying off more than half the state’s agricultural inspectors would create such a logjam at Hawaii ports that it could cause shortages similar to those seen during shipping strikes. Carol...Continue reading
By Robbie Dingeman Advertiser Staff Writer Hawai’i’s $125 million agricultural export industry could be threatened by hitchhiking insects and other pests found on fresh flower, foliage and fruit shipments arriving in California. Budget cuts have left California with fewer inspectors and made that state more prone to slap sanctions on importers when pests are...Continue reading
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