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Severe drought conditions return to the leeward slopes of Maui. Photo of dry brush along the Pali section of the Honoapiilani Highway, by Wendy Osher.
Ongoing Maui Drought Leads to USDA Disaster Designation
May 8th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

The US Department of Agriculture designated Maui County as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by an ongoing drought.


Severe drought conditions return to the leeward slopes of Maui. Photo of dry brush along the Pali section of the Honoapiilani Highway, by Wendy Osher.
Hawai’i Drought Conditions Warrant Natural Disaster Designation
February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News, Weather
 

Federal authorities today issued a natural disaster designation for Hawai’i County due to ongoing drought conditions. The designation clears the way for affected ranchers and farmers to apply for federal relief.


Hawaii farmers get federal help for crop damage caused by volcanic emissions
Hawaii farmers get federal help for crop damage caused by volcanic emissions
August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Hawaii County in Hawaii as a natural disaster area due to losses caused by volcanic emissions that began Jan. 1, 2010. “President Obama and I understand these conditions caused severe damage to the cut flower and fresh produce industry, and we want to help,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom […]


Federal funds available for Hawaii farmers faced with drought
Federal funds available for Hawaii farmers faced with drought
June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Maui News
 

Farmers who suffered from drought conditions in Hawaii are among the list of jurisdictions that could qualify for federal funding. $88,000 in federal funds is being made available to Hawaii farmers and ranchers to help repair damages caused by natural disasters in 2010.  The funding is part of a larger $12 million appropriation to 14 […]


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HC&S Makes Renewable Energy Plans
April 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy Osher) Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company will announce plans this week related to renewable energy.  The plans involve investments at HC&S concerning Federal Energy Initiatives.  In attendance will be U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, as well as officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture. […]


Mayor Tavares Meets with Obama and Economic Advisory Team
Mayor Tavares Meets with Obama and Economic Advisory Team
January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Mayor Charmaine Tavares is scheduled to meet with President Obama and members of his economic advisory team today, Thursday, January 21, 2010.  The discussion is part of the 78th meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors that is focusing on economic conditions, unemployment, transportation and jobs. The conference runs through Friday, January 22, 2010 in […]