Howzit Howard


November 13th… birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson… anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial… and the day 1,100 Hawaii state employees are set to lose their jobs. But despite a specific date, this situation is still fluid.

If there is any kind of cutback at all, whether outright layoffs or just furloughs, I predict you will see noticeable disruption of state services even if all affected state workers suck it up and try to provide as much service as before.

For example, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture has more than 120 people slated for layoff including about 70 from the plant industry division, I am told, which will disrupt plant inspections and either disrupt imports or allow imports without inspections.

Howzit Howard

Hawaii Agriculture News

Hawaii’s Back Yard
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Honolulu,HI,USA
We were fortunate to be able to purchase 128 acres of beautiful forest preserve land and another 10 acres of agriculture land there. ?

Genetically modified crops need scrutiny
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Honolulu,HI,USA
JOBS and a boost in Hawaii agriculture from genetically modified crops aren’t good enough if the trade-off is the island’s food-growing industry and its

Biologically altered produce pits grower against grower
San Mateo County Times – San Mateo,CA,USA
Only the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service gathers such data, and it usually doesn’t share it with state officials