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April 11, 2020

$250K Dedicated to Aid Farmers During Pandemic

The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is currently reviewing requests for assistance under the COVID-19 Emergency Farmer Relief Program which offers some financial assistance to qualified farmers, ranchers and producers who have experienced damage to their operations due to COVID-19.
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March 21, 2020

Department of Agriculture Aims to ʻMaintain Critical Servicesʻ

Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) officials say they will try to "maintain as many critical services as possible during the State’s response to the COVID-19 emergency."
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October 23, 2019

Study: Technology on Hawaiʻi Farms in High Demand

Farm technology, including drones and accounting software, are in high demand among Hawaiʻi Farmers. 
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October 19, 2019

Ball Python Run Over by Passing Motorist in Hilo Survives

A live non-venomous ball python is being safeguarded by the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture in Hilo after it was reportedly run over by a vehicle Thursday night on a side road near Old Airport Road.
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March 12, 2019

New Infestation of Little Fire Ants Treated in ʻĀhuimanu

The Hawai’i Department of Agriculture confirmed a second infestation of little fire ants in a neighborhood in ʻĀhuimanu after a resident reported stinging ants. The department conducted surveys of the area and a nearby home of a relative and detected two infestation sites around ʻĀhuimanu Road. The main site involves 13 properties and the other... Read more »
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March 08, 2019

New Little Fire Ant Infestations Confirmed in Ahuimanu

Little Fire Ants have been confirmed in a second Windward Oʻahu neighborhood. The two sites in Ahuimanu total about three acres.
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March 02, 2019

State Grants Available to Farmers and Ranchers

State grants are available for Hawaiʻi farmers and ranchers to help bring their operations in compliance with state and federal food safety regulations.
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January 16, 2019

HDOA Agricultural Grant Workshop, Jan. 16

The Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture is hosting a free Specialty Crop Block Grant Program workshop at the HDOA Maui Conference Room (635 Mua St.) on Jan. 16. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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December 12, 2018

Dr. Kevin Hoffman to Join Hawai‘i Dept. of Agriculture

The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) announced the selection of Kevin Michael Hoffman, Ph.D. as the administrator for the Plant Industry Division.
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November 15, 2018

Ant Lab Recognized for Stemming the Tide of Little Fire Ants in Hawai‘i

On Maui, several small populations have been removed and the team is working with the Maui Invasive Species Committee to design a strategy that will hopefully eradicate a large infestation in Nāhiku.
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July 09, 2018

Hawai‘i’s First Industrial Hemp Grower Licenses Issued

The Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture has issued the first licenses to growers under the State’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
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June 05, 2018

Live Ball Python Snake Found in Hilo

A live ball python snake was captured over the weekend in Hilo on the road next to the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill by county workers.
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February 28, 2018

Hawai‘i Farm to School Program Branches Out

The Hawai‘i Farm to School Program is looking to grow with help from lawmakers. Find out how it's bringing local agriculture into the classroom and cafeteria.
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February 02, 2018

First Year Update on Hawai‘i Biosecurity Plan

In the first year of its 10-year plan to strengthen biosecurity, the State of Hawai‘i reports it took dozens of steps to better control invasive species.
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January 23, 2018

Little Fire Ant Hāna Infestation Update Tonight

A community meeting is slated for tonight in East Maui where one of two new infestations of little fire ants were discovered last month.
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