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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
One Year After $4M Insider Cacao Loss--KS to 'Invest' in More Food-Related Schemes
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 305 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

... 2020: Insider Cacao Scheme: KSBE out $4M -- but OHA Dodges Bullet ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NOAA-Supported Aquaculture Projects Seek to Build Hawaiʻi Seafood Sustainability
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 800 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

... Aquaculture projects with Hawaiian sea cucumbers and goatfish could benefit ancient fishponds and commercial aquaculture operators .... 

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:55 PM :: 1365 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

... Hearing after hearing, the least informed made so many false claims and none could ever be corroborated with data. Like a virus, that same disinformation was repeated over and over until it was believed as fact. Not one politician asked these testifiers for evidence ever. ...

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1102 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Instream Flows Set for Taro-Growing Areas of Kauai, Maui
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1125 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 :: 1357 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 :: 1614 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 :: 1699 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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Friday, March 26, 2021
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 26360 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Maui: Drought and Flood Disasters Declared on Same Day
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1380 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 :: 1252 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 :: 2576 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 :: 1534 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 :: 1967 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 :: 1510 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 :: 2834 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 :: 1871 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 :: 1851 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 :: 1767 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 :: 2441 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 :: 1627 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 :: 2573 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 :: 2001 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 :: 1881 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 :: 3109 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 :: 2635 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 :: 2702 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 :: 4024 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 :: 3510 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 :: 3067 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 :: 3432 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 :: 5311 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 :: 3524 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 :: 3878 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 :: 4550 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 :: 34427 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 :: 4718 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 :: 3743 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 :: 5667 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 :: 3953 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 :: 4483 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 :: 7369 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 :: 5678 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 :: 4721 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 :: 5213 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 :: 3698 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 :: 3623 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 :: 4013 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 :: 3737 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 :: 5239 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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