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Counties designated as drought disaster areas

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Hawaii County and Honolulu County as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by an ongoing drought that, for purposes of this disaster designation, began Jan. 1, 2012, and continues. The designation makes all qualified farm operators on the islands of Hawaii and Oahu eligible […]

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Federal workshops on natural disaster assistance

Federal workshops on natural disaster assistance

MEDIA RELEASE With only two months left in the year, 2010 has presented Hawaii’s agricultural growers with multiple challenges, including a drought, vog, new pests and diseases, as well as an ailing economy. Now there is one more “threat” to the local farming community: a major change in national disaster assistance rules. The USDA Farm […]

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USDA offering livestock assistance

USDA offering livestock assistance

MEDIA RELEASE The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced producers in Hawaii may now begin applying for benefits under the provisions of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for crop year 2010. The USDA Farm Service Agency is committed to meeting the needs of producers who have suffered devastating losses due to a natural disaster. […]

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USDA implements new disaster assistance program

USDA implements new disaster assistance program

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE). Producers are encouraged to visit their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office beginning Jan. 4, 2010, to participate in the program if they suffered crop production losses during the 2008 […]

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Conservation program begins with Big Isle farmers, ranchers

Conservation program begins with Big Isle farmers, ranchers

MEDIA RELEASE A federal program that pays landowners to idle land for conservation is expected to benefit Hawaii’s farmers and ranchers, beginning next month on the Big Island and Maui. Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona unveiled details about the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program at a news conference last week on Oahu. Aiona said the program […]

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