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May 08, 2012

Ongoing Maui Drought Leads to USDA Disaster Designation

The US Department of Agriculture designated Maui County as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by an ongoing drought.
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February 02, 2012

Hawai’i Drought Conditions Warrant Natural Disaster Designation

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.
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August 16, 2010

Hawaii farmers get federal help for crop damage caused by volcanic emissions

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... Read more »
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June 01, 2010

Federal funds available for Hawaii farmers faced with drought

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... Read more »
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April 06, 2010

HC&S Makes Renewable Energy Plans

(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.... Read more »
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January 21, 2010

Mayor Tavares Meets with Obama and Economic Advisory Team

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... Read more »
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