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Thursday, September 15, 2016
For the Love of Family
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:40 AM :: 3091 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 :: 2895 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 08, 2016
Harsh Realities
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:25 PM :: 2591 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 08, 2016
Full Text: Ige Announces 10-Point ‘Biosecurity’ Plan
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 2712 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

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

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Friday, August 05, 2016
Hawaii Seed Crop Worth $151M—Up 7%
By News Release @ 10:24 PM :: 2347 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Friday, August 05, 2016
UH Law Prof: White Milk is Racist Food Oppression
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 3370 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 :: 5686 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 :: 3337 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 :: 3832 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 08, 2016
Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:18 AM :: 2898 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 :: 3555 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 :: 2853 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 :: 7084 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 :: 3244 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 :: 4078 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 06, 2016
New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:37 PM :: 2246 Views :: Agriculture

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

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Monday, June 06, 2016
10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 2001 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 06, 2016
Unanimous SCOTUS: You Can Judicially Challenge A Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determination
By Robert Thomas @ 3:27 PM :: 2654 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

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

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Petition: Save Hawaii Fisheries
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 3563 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 :: 3911 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 :: 5035 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 :: 3268 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 :: 2940 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 :: 2868 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 05, 2016
Judge Awards EEOC $7.6M in Case Against Farm Labor Contractor Global Horizons
By News Release @ 7:28 PM :: 2724 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

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

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
SB2659: Legislators Pass ‘Industrial Hemp Bill’
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 11:29 PM :: 3015 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

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

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Farming Entrepreneurs
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:20 PM :: 2640 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 :: 3744 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 :: 3785 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 :: 3148 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 :: 3141 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 :: 2689 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 08, 2016
Supreme Court on Koa Ridge: No Moratorium While IAL Process Underway
By Robert Thomas @ 2:59 AM :: 2610 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

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

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Thursday, April 07, 2016
No Specific Reason
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 PM :: 2619 Views :: Agriculture

...Hawaii legislators received the largest compensation for any part-time or hybrid legislature in the nation....

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Future of Farming on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 2924 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilmember Ellie Cochran, Grassroot Institute President Kelii Akina....

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
USDA on Dengue Mosquito Eradication -- Organic Farms Will NOT Lose Certification
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 4190 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...dozens of Hawaii County organic farmers are refusing access to State and County mosquito-eradication workers....

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Health Department Report Debunks Anti-Dairy Rhetoric
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 2768 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture
It is also interesting to note the survey states that “DOH is concerned that the large number of injection wells and cesspools in the adjacent Poipu/Koloa watershed may adversely impact the waters of the Waiopili Ditch.”
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Organic Farmers Thwart Tropical Disease Eradication Efforts
By Selected News Articles @ 6:44 PM :: 3341 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

"It's not a question of if, it's a question of when Zika comes here to this island, and we have a very unique opportunity right now to squash it."

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
HB2555: Hemp Inc Behind Industrial Hemp Bill
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 2799 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...over 4,500 people in Maui, Hawaii have signed a petition supporting industrial hemp in Maui....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Full Text: Kauai Pesticide Report
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 3622 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

The JFF group has released its Draft Final Report for public comments....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui Council Rejects 300% Agriculture Tax Hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 PM :: 3822 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Taxes

Combined with a regulatory scheme that allows the county to intrude on property rights by requiring approval of the "economic feasibility" of a farmer's planned use for his or her land....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hawaii Ag Land Use Baseline Report
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 2652 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics

...a new digital GIS layer to identify commercial agricultural crops grown in the state....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 4298 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Last Farmer Standing
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:52 AM :: 3464 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

In a few hours, there will be lots of people gathering at the legislature in downtown Honolulu to talk about farmers.  They are miles away from any farm but many have an opinion about it....

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Sunday, February 07, 2016
As Farms Close, Reps Ing and Lee Jump on Anti-GMO Bandwagon
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:55 AM :: 3192 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Whether it be the fire ants or dengue fever, that is or no concern to them.  They continue to manipulate people’s fears around pesticides and GM technology.....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Where’s the Farm Justice Summit?
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:02 PM :: 2697 Views :: Agriculture

Real farming, not those 2 acres of various things you’re growing....

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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Plantation Era: They Came With Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:55 PM :: 3814 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, Labor

I don’t know whether or not I want to cry or scream today....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
Lawsuits Have Consequences: Aloha To Hawaii Sugar
By Robert Thomas @ 5:43 PM :: 4378 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Land Use

Since about the 1970's, sugar plantations have been legal pariahs....

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
UH Reports Hawaii Hemp is Top Shelf
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:56 PM :: 3300 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Hawaii's Industrial Hemp Research Project exceeded expectations in not only the quantity, but the quality....

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
A&B to Shutter State’s Last Cane Plantation
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 4055 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...“We are happy" -- Burning Anti-Cane Activists ....

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