USDA to Survey the Floricultu​re and Nursery Industry

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...

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The H-2A program allows agricultural employers to bring in foreign workers when there is a shortage of U.S. workers. 2008 | H-2A approved » Bay View Farms: 10» Bird Feather Hawaii: 25» Captain Cook Honey: 2» Hawaiian Queen Co.: 4» Haleakala Ranch Co.: 1» Kapapala Ranch: 1» Kona Cold Lobsters: 8» Kona Coffee Grounds...

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Documents Detail Layoff Criteria –

The elimination of six plant quarantine inspectors, also within the Department of Agriculture, will limit nursery certification statewide and force cargo headed for Kauai to instead be routed to Honolulu for inspection. Documents turned over to the Hawaii Government Employees Association last month by the Lingle administration detail the criteria used to eliminate more...

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