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STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT – USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Support Rural Microenterprises

USDA Rural Development United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today invited applications for loan and grants to support rural microenterprises. The funding is being provided through USDA’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). RMAP provides loans and grants to a non-profit entity, tribe or institution of higher...

Live skunk captured on Maui

West Hawaii Today – A live skunk was captured Tuesday morning at a maritime container yard at Pier 1 in Kahului on Maui, the state Department of Agriculture reports. The skunk was spotted roaming around in the container yard and reported to harbor security by a biologist surveying for stranded sea bird fledglings, the...

Hawaii Coffee Leaf Rust Update

YouTube – Big Island Video News – The Hawaiʻi Board of Agriculture discussed Coffee Leaf Rust, which has been confirmed on Maui and in Kona. In November, officials instituted an interim rule to restrict the movement of coffee plants and coffee plant material between islands....

How To Redefine The Housing Crisis In Hawaii

CIVIL BEAT – By Jonathan Likeke Scheuer – Myths, truths and steps that can take us forward. I am now in my seventh year of serving as one of nine members of the state’s Land Use Commission. The LUC is responsible for moving land from Hawaii’s conservation and agricultural districts into the urban district...

Hawaii’s Next Wave of Natural Skin-Care Brands

New York Times Style Magazine – By Jess Cole – A new generation of beauty companies is rediscovering the islands’ powerful native ingredients, from taro to ferns. It is not altogether surprising that Hawaii is at the forefront of our current golden age of natural skin care, in which botanical face oils and mushroom-infused...

Farm Bureau announces award winners

Maui News – Maui County Farm Bureau recently celebrated members who demonstrate support for Maui agriculture. The 2020 member award winners are: Alex Franco, retired president of Maui Cattle Company, “Member of the Year” recipient; Woody and Carmen Goble of Goble’s Flower Farm, “Farm Family of the Year” recipient; Nelson Okumura of VIP Food...

Scientists In Parks internship

Pacific Island Inventory & Monitoring Network Pacific Island Inventory & Monitoring Network is partnering with the Scientists In Parks (SIP) Program. We are recruiting three interns to assist with our 2021 vegetation monitoring season. The interns will assist with backcountry vegetation monitoring within the wet forest plant communities in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The...

USAJOBS Daily Search Results for Agriculture Jobs in Hawaii for 12/10/2020

Biologist, ZP-0401-4 – Department: Department of Commerce – Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Honolulu, Hawaii Salary: $94,071.00 to $144,510.00 / PA Series and Grade: ZP-0401-4 Open Period: 2020-12-10 to 2020-12-21T00:00:00Z Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Individuals with disabilities, Competitive service,...

USAJOBS Daily Search Results for Agriculture Jobs in Hawaii for 12/08/2020

Loan Specialist (Commercial) – Department: Department of Agriculture – Agency: Agriculture, Rural Development – Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $54,552.00 to $85,801.00 / PA Series and Grade: GS-1165-9/11 Open Period: 2020-12-08 to 2020-12-14 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open...

7 Travel Stocks That May Have More Downside Ahead

InvestOrPlace – By Josh Enomoto – Despite warnings against mass travel issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many Americans ignored such requests. In fact, as CNN recently reported that the Transportation Security Administration screened 1.17 million air passengers, a single-day record since the novel coronavirus pandemic began. At first glance, this...

The Conversation: Update on Invasive Fire Ants

Hawaii Public Radio – By CATHERINE CRUZ & HARRISON PATINO – Full show, Dec. 7, 2020 – Treating Maui sites for invasive Little Fire Ants – The Maui Invasive Species Committee is actively working eight sites where Little Fire Ant has been reported on the Valley Isle. We talked to Lissa Stroheker and Brooke...

Kahele: Neighbor Islands won’t get overlooked

Maui News – Kehaulani Cerizo – New rep-elect heads to Congress for freshman term – After traveling thousands of miles from his native Hilo, Kai Kahele is immersed in the Washington, D.C., bustle, making preparations for his freshman term as U.S. representative. Office selections. Loads of paperwork. Hours of training. All the while at...

USAJOBS Daily Search Results for Agriculture Jobs in Hawaii for 12/04/2020

Plant Protection and Quarantine Officer (PHSS/Predeparture Operations) – Department: Department of Agriculture – Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): vacancies – Kailua Kona, Hawaii Salary: $44,597.00 to $57,972.00 / PA Series and Grade: GS-0401-7 Open Period: 2020-12-04 to 2020-12-10 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply:...

Congestion, Slowdown at Ports Cause Growing Concern

Transport Topics – by Dan Ronan – Many of the nation’s ports, especially on the West Coast, are reporting long delays to unload cargo ships, and warehouses near those facilities are filled as the supply chains are overloaded with goods. That is the result of retailers seeing a surge in e-commerce purchases and significant...

UH develop rapid test to detect bacterial wilt in Guam

University of Hawai’i News – Bacteria wilt is a problem affecting numerous trees in Guam. Under a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa assistant researcher and graduate students have helped to develop tests to rapidly distinguish the bacterial strain attacking the plants. The USDA’s Priority...

Creating Virtual Farm and Food Experiences

Webinar – Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9am Pacific time; 12pm Eastern time; 6pm Central European time; 10:30 Indian time – Whether it’s farm tours, private tastings, or conferences, we are all figuring out new ways to connect digitally with customers and colleagues. During this period of limited travel, farm and food businesses around the...

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