Advocacy

Advocacy

Our Priorities

The Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, serving as Hawai‘i’s voice of agriculture protects, advocates, and advances the social, economic and educational interest of our diverse agricultural community.

2021 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

  1. Urging the Department of Land and Natural Resources to transfer agricultural lands to the Department of Agriculture for appropriate management. (SB 693 SD1 / HB 530, HB 469 HD1)
  2. Allow more significant potential for investment in agricultural enterprises on the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s non-agricultural parklands. (SB 1248 SD1 , SB 1025 / HB 871 HD1 )

HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION

 

How do I submit testimony?

To submit testimony, you will need to set up an account on the legislature’s website. All that is required to set up an account on the legislator’s website is an email and password.

 

Click here to create an account with the Hawaii Legislature.

 

 

How do I testify via video conference?

If individuals would like to testify via video conference during a hearing, they would have to submit a written testimony along with a request to testify via video conference.*

 

*Testimony must be submitted at least 24 hours before the hearing. If testimony is received after the 24-hour mark, it may not be considered for decision making.

 

 

Other Helpful Information

-You may only testify when the measure has been scheduled for a hearing.

-Read tips on testimony, how to submit testimony online, or view a sample testimony.

Advocacy

Our Priorities

The Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, serving as Hawai‘i’s voice of agriculture protects, advocates, and advances the social, economic and educational interest of our diverse agricultural community.

  1. Urging the Department of Land and Natural Resources to transfer agriculture lands to the Department of Agriculture for appropriate management. (SB2735, SB2415 / HB2035, SB2812 / HB2035)
  2. Allow more significant potential for investment in agricultural enterprises on the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s non-agricultural park lands. (SB2702 / HB2444)
  3. Funding for three College of Tropical Agriculture Human Resources positions: Ornamental and Landscape Entomologist, Plant Pathologist, and Pesticide Specialist. (SB2736 / HB2180)
  4. Establish an agricultural enterprise program within the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. (SB2708 / HB2190)
  5. Funding to control feral pigs. (SB2719)
  6. Funding for the College of Tropical Agriculture Human Resources to study the prevalence and causes of the outbreak of the red ginger disease on Oahu. (SB2784 / HB 2159)
  7. A pilot program for the import of small foreign equipment. (SB2711 / HB2181)
  8. Funding for an agricultural appraiser within the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (SB2710 / HB2030)

Get Involved

 

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