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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Instream Flows Set for Taro-Growing Areas of Kauai, Maui
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2847 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Agriculture

... the Commission approving of natural streamflow conditions to serve as the instream flow standard ....

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
EEOC Collects Over $4.8 Million on Judgment in Labor Trafficking Case Against Maui Pineapple
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2922 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Labor

... $4.8 million has been recovered to satisfy a judgment in a national origin and race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC against Maui Pineapple ....

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
DLNR hands out more dam fines
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 3279 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture

... Ka’u dam has been empty since about 2010 ....

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
DLNR: Court Ruling Balances Municipal Water Needs with Protection of East Maui Streams
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 3673 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Greenmail, OHA

...“This is a classic balancing”, the court ruled, “and the court is persuaded and finds and concludes that applying the applicable law…it was not unreasonable for the BLNR to balance these considerations as it did.”...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Maui: Drought and Flood Disasters Declared on Same Day
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 2744 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

... March 9, 2021: Feds declare Maui drought disaster, State declares Maui flood disaster ....

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Flooded Kaupakalua Dam Slated for Removal this Summer
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 2714 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

... A Notice of Civil Resource Violation from DLNR for “failure to comply with the remediation and monitoring actions and deadlines...” was issued on February 24, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
15 Years After Ka Loko: Another Hawaii Dam Floods--Houses, Roads Wiped Out
By Video @ 4:22 AM :: 4714 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Hawaii History

... Almost 15 years to the day since deadly Ka Loko flood March 14, 2006 ....

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Friday, February 19, 2021
Bill to Dissolve Agribusiness Development Corporation Passed Out of House Committee
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 3048 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

...HB1271 dissolves the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) and transfers all its resource except the director to the Department of Agriculture....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Jones Act closed loophole that could have helped Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:20 PM :: 3687 Views :: Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... The Jones Act prohibits that, too ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Agribusiness Development Corp: "Costly, disorganized and ineffective"
By UHERO @ 1:06 AM :: 2952 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

... ADC’s emphasis on land acquisition has made it a costly, disorganized and ineffective program while the state and counties have failed to fulfill their promises to landowners participating in the IAL program ....

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Friday, January 15, 2021
30 Years Without a Plan -- Auditor Rips Agribusiness Development Corp.
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:36 AM :: 4872 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

"...ADC has done little – if anything – to facilitate the development of agricultural enterprises...the State can no longer wait for ADC to figure out what it is, what it is supposed to do, and how it is supposed to do it...."

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
How to diversify Hawaii's economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 PM :: 3582 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Tourism

“...If all of us had to go back and work in the agricultural sector, we’re not as productive in that, and we would lose income....”

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Debunking Hawaii Pesticide Study
By Selected News Articles @ 11:30 PM :: 3344 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...‘Heavy’ pesticide exposure linked to cardiovascular disease?  Flawed study raises ‘troubling’ questions about public health research....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
Atrazine to Be Banned in Hawaii, Territories
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 3284 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...in the wake of a legal agreement between the EPA and the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Hawaii Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Philippines for Illegal Activity, Investigation Alleges
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 4421 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...12 of the people named have addresses on the Big Island — four in Hilo, two in Pahoa, two in Waimea, one in Keaau, one in Kealakekua, one in Mountain View and one in Hawi. The remaining 10 addresses are on Oahu....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 3013 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
​HB1819: Legislature passes bill to legalize industrial hemp
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 4386 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...Another hemp bill, Senate Bill 1353, was vetoed by Governor Ige last year, after he expressed concerns that it was unenforceable. This year’s version was worked on directly with the Governor's administration to ensure its enactment....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
​Pandemic Priorities
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:44 PM :: 3815 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

...people want what works, and they don’t care about the toxicity....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Justice Department Approves Sale of Dairy Producer Amid Antitrust Concerns
By Court House News @ 4:15 PM :: 3211 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...On April 30, Dean Foods completed the sales of its Hilo facility and related distribution branches on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui, as well as a license to the Meadow Gold Hawaii brand name and related intellectual property to MGD Acquisition LLC....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Deal to Save Meadow Gold Collapses--Honolulu Plant Will Shut Down April 30
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 4838 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...Reached Agreement in Principle with an Interested Party for the Sale of Dean Foods’ Hilo Facility and Related Assets on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui as an Ongoing Business--Operations of Honolulu Facility Set to Close By April 30, 2020....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
Corona Virus: A Time to Return Hawaii to Science-Based Policy
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:28 AM :: 4354 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

...I recall so many antis marching in Waikiki with those precious N-95 masks and hazmat suits that are needed now....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Animal Activists Pressure Young Brothers to Strangle Cattle Industry
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 4383 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Cost of Living

...said state Sen. Mike Gabbard (D-Kapolei-Makakilo), who introduced the measure, “This is the right thing to do!”....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 6331 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
An Interesting Agreement
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 5430 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, OHA

...On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Monsanto Fined $10 Million in Plea Deal Over Use of Banned Pesticide
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 AM :: 5026 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...the government agreed to dismiss two felony charges for unlawfully transporting and storing hazardous waste at locations on Maui and Moloka’i....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Critical flaws plague new study linking ‘heavy’ pesticide exposure to cardiovascular disease
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 5354 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...there is no paper that is so dreadful that it cannot be published somewhere....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Vicious Rumors--Not the First Time
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:29 PM :: 7850 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...to the politician who quietly supported us in word but did the opposite in action-- you’ve created this mess....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 5316 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
School Bus Dangers
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:14 AM :: 6084 Views :: Education K-12, Agriculture, GMOs

...activists have scared parents into believing that they must fear pesticides but ignore other real safety hazards....

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tourism Activists Find New Way to Push Agriculture out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 6772 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act by polluting ocean waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side without a permit, a federal court ruled yesterday....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Activist Attacks Destroy Another 17% of Hawaii Seed Industry Acreage
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 110927 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Acreage harvested for all seed crops is expected to total 2,530 acres during the 2018-19 season, down 17 percent from the previous season....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Debates: On Agriculture, Democrats Pander to 'Regressive Left'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 AM :: 7243 Views :: Democratic Party, Agriculture, Politicians, GMOs

...This week’s opening round of Democratic Party presidential debates threatens to fall short on science and is likely to be dominated by ideological talking points when it comes to food, farming and agricultural biotechnology....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Knee Jerk Reactions
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:39 AM :: 5958 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...The activists could not get the results they wanted in a scientific study and instead went to the courtroom to make their case....

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 8176 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
SB1353: Industrial Hemp Heading to Governor's Desk
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 5260 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...industrial hemp business for the U.S. is significant for Hawaii, where the climate makes it possible to harvest up to three crops annually....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Why Farm?
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:36 PM :: 6310 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...Wouldn’t be wonderful if a wealthy non-profit volunteered to pay for all the regulations they demand?....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 9763 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 5:09 AM :: 7664 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by having to deal with the demands and unrealistic expectations of a public that is growing ever more distant from the realities of agriculture....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 6193 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Got Milk? DoH Consent Decree Requires Shut Down of Big Island Dairy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 7140 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

...The AOC requires Big Island Dairy owners to terminate their dairy operations, remove all their cows from confinement on the site, clean and remove the existing wastewater system, and pay $79,000 by June of 2019....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Six Solar Schemes Approved by PUC
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 5067 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

...Among the projects approved is Hoohana Solar 1 in Kunia, which is planned for a parcel zoned as prime agricultural land, where renewable energy projects are currently not permitted....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Nominations Open for Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 4968 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...The new term for the Commissioner will begin July 1, 2019 and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2023....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Jones Act: High Steaks
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 5290 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...Those burgers you picked up at the grocery store may have originated in Hawaii....

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Monday, February 18, 2019
Fear is not Sustainable
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:31 PM :: 5317 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech was not present at the State Capitol. Ashley Lukens of the Center for Food Safety was a no show. Walter Ritte wasn’t even there too....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 6888 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture.  Former Chair Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Green New Deal: Kamala Harris Endorses Socialist Plan to Ban Air Travel and Cows
By Selected News Articles @ 10:14 PM :: 10632 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii” -- Sen Mazie Hirono

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Kauai Dairy Quits: "No Regulatory Path Forward"
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 6997 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

"...we were unable to find a clear regulatory path forward for this innovative and sustainable model of dairy farming...."

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Auction: Omidyar Dairy Liquidating?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 6592 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, Tourism

...In addition to spawning anti-dairy activism, Omidyar’s Kauai dairy proposal created a political and perhaps legal precedent requiring previously exempt farmers to obtain an environmental impact statement before commencing operations....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
HB939: State Ag Bill Restricts Hemp Growers More Than Feds Do
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 12:40 AM :: 5297 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...The Hawaii DOA lists the following erroneous justification for HB939: "Given the nature of hemp as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance . . .."   However, as of Dec. 20, 2018, hemp was removed from that list....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Dirty Little Hands
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:06 PM :: 6125 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...It is trendy right now to be telling tales about farmers....

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