• 10/9/15 - Newsroom

    Court Blocks Obama’s Water Rule Nationwide

    By Timothy Cama – 10/09/15 10:55 AM EDT A federal court ruled Friday that President Obama’s regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling,

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  • 10/2/15 - Newsroom

    USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities’ Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables

    Funding Supports Local Food Systems, Farmers Markets and Healthier Eating for SNAP Participants    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today helped to kick off

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  • 9/29/15 - Blog, Grants, Newsroom

    HDOA Issues RFP for its Sponsorship and Product Promotion FY16

    Hawaii Agricultural Commodity Associations and Agricultural Non-Profits, The HDOA is soliciting proposals on behalf of the Sponsorship and Product Promotion FY16 (SPP16) program.  Deadline for submissions is 4:30

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  • 9/25/15 - Newsroom

    USDA to Expand Group Food Safety Certification for Small Growers

    By News Desk | September 25, 2015 Farmers who want to sell their produce in certain markets, such as big-box stores, have to get certain food safety certifications,

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  • 9/18/15 - Newsroom

    APHIS Establishes an Amended Host List for the Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis)

      To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed an updated fruit fly host list for the

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  • 8/16/15 - Newsroom

    Rare Housing Opportunity

    Don’t miss this Rare Housing Opportunity exclusively for Agricultural Workers. Get on the waiting list for the newly constructed/renovated single family homes rented exclusively to agricultural workers.  To

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  • 8/16/15 - Newsroom

    Important Information from the U.S. Department of Labor

    The U.S. Department of Labor has been visiting nurseries and farms across the state and, unfortunately, finding some violations that people didn’t know about.  Click here to access a presentation

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  • 7/10/15 - Newsroom

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Helps Draw Congressional Attention to Domestic Coffee Production

    House Appropriations Committee Highlights Domestic Coffee Industry in Annual Agriculture Budget Bill  Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced that the House Agriculture Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2016

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  • 7/9/15 - Blog, Newsroom

    Meetings in Washington DC next week

    I’ll be in Washington DC next week for AFBF Council of Presidents meetings. I’ve scheduled several meeting with our Congressional delegation while I’m there. The Government Affairs Committee

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  • 7/4/15 - Newsroom


    HONOLULU, HAWAII—The Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) announces the launch of a new four-color, glossy magazine, Hawai‘i Farm & Food. The print and online publication is a media

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