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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Maui Says Aloha to Island’s Last Sugar Cane Producer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 4384 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...the end of 145 years of harvesting and processing sugar cane on Maui....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 5963 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

EPA is seeking civil penalties of over $4.8 million....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
One More Time: State Tries to Reason with Anti-GMO Lunatics
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 6264 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

Conversion therapy....

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Friday, December 9, 2016
We are Voyagers
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:57 PM :: 6071 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, GMOs

...Getting astray on hobby activism that really doesn’t solve an issue won’t guide a people forward....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 4913 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 4934 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

The Chairperson of DLNR will review the applications and select individuals that are deemed qualified to serve on the Water Security Advisory Group per the requirements of Act 172....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Health Department Sets Public Hearings on Changes to Food Safety Code
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 4423 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...public hearings on Hawaii Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai from Dec. 5-9, 2016....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Rep Clift Tsuji Dies
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 6578 Views :: Democratic Party, Agriculture, Politicians, GMOs
“...a strong voice for the people and a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s agriculture community....
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Brewbaker: The Future of Agriculture on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:35 PM :: 4401 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture
Thursday, October 27th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Maui Country Club, Paia
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Life Changers
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:47 PM :: 4454 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...via Skype at the Voice of Farmers event held concurrently during the Monsanto Tribunal at The Hague....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Lessons from the Farm
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:53 PM :: 3708 Views :: Agriculture

...spend hours on your feet putting stickers on thousands of papayas....

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Indiana Seed Producer Buys Kauai Seed Farm from BASF
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 5067 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Maui County Buys Haiku Sugar Lots for Nature Preserve and Organic Ag Park
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 4032 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...267.74 acres of former plantation land for $9.49 million....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Make Loud Noise
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:25 PM :: 4324 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...loud noises are only temporary....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
The State is a Terrible Farmer...and Businessperson
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:26 PM :: 3657 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

Four years ago, the state acquired 1,200 acres of farmland....

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Screaming Haole Papaya Chopper Returns to Farm—to Apologize
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:30 AM :: 4982 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Every once in awhile, some of them will piece the information together....

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Strong leadership is needed to promote agricultural growth
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 3960 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...agriculture can be held back by regulation, politics, and policies....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
For the Love of Family
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:40 AM :: 3906 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...what’s happening on our farms....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Fifty Years of Seed in the Fiftieth State
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 3739 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...report on the seed industry in Hawaii produced by Dr. Paul Brewbaker for the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Harsh Realities
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:25 PM :: 3386 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...it needs to be mandatory for every policymaker to come and work on the farm before they can even talk about what policies they want to make....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Full Text: Ige Announces 10-Point ‘Biosecurity’ Plan
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 3455 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...there are more than 8 million visitors annually....

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Hawaii Seed Crop Worth $151M—Up 7%
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 2917 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics

...This increase is the first in the industry since the 2011- 12 crop year....

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Friday, August 5, 2016
UH Law Prof: White Milk is Racist Food Oppression
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 4286 Views :: Agriculture, Higher Education

...“food oppression is a difficult concept for many to embrace because of the powerful rhetoric regarding personal choice that is endemic in the United States”....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Screaming Haole Trespasses on Farm, Destroys Papaya Trees
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:35 AM :: 6818 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...A Caucasian woman came up to my dad as he was working on the field and started yelling at him that he was poisoning her....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
DoH Socks Hawaii’s Last Cane Plantation with $600K Fine
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 4339 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Suddenly biomass is not clean energy?

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Organic Food Tax Credit wins ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
By News Release @ 11:09 AM :: 4866 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Tax Credits

"...The content of the CD1 stunned us; it was passed without a single public hearing.  There clearly was no justification....”

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:18 AM :: 3727 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...hemp-based electrodes for supercapacitors....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 4551 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Land Use

...HB2501 provides time to transition to a process that ensures water is distributed fairly in accordance with the public trust doctrine....

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:35 AM :: 3714 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...filing an official rulemaking petition demanding that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Maui: 60% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 8890 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use, GMOs

...It's unclear how much was spent paying people to collect signatures, or where the money came from, because those loudly demanding transparency don't practice it themselves....

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses
By Selected News Articles @ 9:39 PM :: 4105 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

The focus away from pesticides as the primary driver runs counter to the narrative shaped over the past few years by high profile advocacy groups....

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Hawaii Dairy Farms Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 5405 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

The findings of the Draft EIS demonstrate that Hawaii Dairy Farms will be protective of the environment and serve as a model for sustainable agriculture in the Islands.....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:37 PM :: 2775 Views :: Agriculture

One of the new rules requires farmers to track their product from “seed to sale.”....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 2522 Views :: Agriculture

A new report has been released by the Grassroot Institute titled 10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Unanimous SCOTUS: You Can Judicially Challenge A Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determination
By Robert Thomas @ 3:27 PM :: 3459 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

"...the consequences to landowners even for inadvertent violation can be crushing...."

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Petition: Save Hawaii Fisheries
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 4510 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

Petition the President of the United States to Not expand the outer boundary of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Moument from 50 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
9 misdirected arguments against GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 4896 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...many arguments are put forth on why GMOs are “bad” and should be avoided. However, many of these arguments are not about GMOs, but rather, are issues that we’re facing in modern agriculture and in our economy....

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
By Robert Thomas @ 11:20 PM :: 6430 Views :: Agriculture, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Police

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Auditor: Ag Department Still Not Checking Weights, Measures
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:22 PM :: 4062 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...despite having secured state funding since 2012, the chairperson of the Board of Agriculture has neither re-established nor filled the branch’s program manager and inspector positions....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
With HC&S Closing Anyway, A&B Settles Cane Burning Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 3783 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...the lawsuit was meritless and the plaintiffs' post-settlement claims are inaccurate....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Organically Grown Tax Credits on Way to Governor
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3612 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

If this credit does indeed become law, expect to see a lot of begging and pleading....

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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Judge Awards EEOC $7.6M in Case Against Farm Labor Contractor Global Horizons
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 3570 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

"...most likely symbolic, as it is apt to be uncollectable...."

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SB2659: Legislators Pass ‘Industrial Hemp Bill’
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 11:29 PM :: 3822 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...Senate Bill 2659 passed with a unanimous vote in both Chambers....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Farming Entrepreneurs
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:20 PM :: 3446 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...GoFarm Hawaii director Steven Chiang and host Keli`i Akina discuss how a new generation of farmers is being equipped to succeed....

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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Organically Growing Tax Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4769 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits, GMOs

Renewable fuel proponents took another shot this year at enacting a renewable fuels credit....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Zika: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to American Samoa
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 PM :: 4855 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care

...When Zika makes it to Hawaii and destroys the tourism industry, remember the environmentalists and organic pseudo-farmers who refused to allow spraying....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
HB2501: A&B To Restore Eight Streams in East Maui
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3994 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... HB2501 Conference Committee meets today at 2pm, do the math ....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Brown Hands
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:46 PM :: 3909 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

I have been so dismayed seeing the activists once again playing the “these people are immigrants so their jobs aren’t needed” card....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:36 PM :: 3426 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

A large crowd attended and listened as Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilwoman Elle Cochran, and Grassroot President Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. discussed the future of farming on Maui....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
Supreme Court on Koa Ridge: No Moratorium While IAL Process Underway
By Robert Thomas @ 2:59 AM :: 3270 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

...the "agricultural lands" section of the Hawaii Constitution isn't self-executing....

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