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Enright named Board of Agriculture chairman

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the appointment of Scott Edward Enright as chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture (BOA). The appointment was effective Jan. 1, but is subject to Senate confirmation. “Scott is a respected member of the community whose collaborative spirit has served to bring all parties to the table toward […]

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Governor hosts ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ in Kona (Aug. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has invited the West Hawaii community to his first “Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community” event in Kona, where they will meet members of his Cabinet and share information vital to the Big Island. The event will include breakout sessions focused on areas of greatest importance to the people of West […]

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Hawaii Pollinator Week

Governor signs bill vital to Hawaii’s honeybee industry

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Recognizing ‘National Invasive Species Awareness Week’

MEDIA RELEASE For the first time, the State of Hawaii will participate in National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), observed March 4-10. Gov. Neil Abercrombie kicked off “Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week” (HISAW) with a proclamation in the Capitol Auditorium. Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) co-chairmen Russell S. Kokubun, chairman of the Hawaii Board of […]

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Congratulations to the first class of Veteran to Farmer graduates

Program seeks to grow farmers, improve Hawaii’s food security

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Entomologists ramp up production of fireweed moth

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii ranchers are hopeful that a small beige-colored moth will be able to control the fireweed, an invasive plant that is toxic to livestock and has caused havoc on the state’s prime pasturelands. For more than 13 years, entomologists and researchers at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have literally searched the world […]

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Invasive species council OKs $1.8M budget

MEDIA RELEASE The interagency Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) has approved a $1.8 million annual budget for fiscal year 2013 to support statewide programs promoting invasive species prevention, control and outreach. State Department of Agriculture Chairman Russell S. Kokubun, co-chair of HISC, joined Office of Planning Director Jesse Souki and Department of Health Deputy Director […]

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Concerns about impact another hoofed animal on native ecosystems already under threat – particularly one that can leap 10-foot fences

DLNR reports first axis deer killed

Concerns about impact another hoofed animal on native ecosystems already under threat – particularly one that can leap 10-foot fences

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Isle drought warrants natural disaster designation

Isle drought warrants natural disaster designation

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Hawaii County as a primary natural disaster area resulting from ongoing drought conditions. The governor last month applied for the designation, which clears the way for Hawaii Island farmers and ranchers to apply for available federal relief. Hawaii County was […]

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KCFA now will be closely watching California lawsuit over deceptive consumer practices

Coffee farmers, Kokubun laud Safeway decision to change labeling

KCFA now will be closely watching California lawsuit over deceptive consumer practices

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Pesticide approved for use to control bee mites

Pesticide approved for use to control bee mites

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Agriculture has licensed a miticide for use by Hawaii beekeepers to control the varroa mite, which is considered one of the most serious pests of honeybees. The miticide, Mite-Away Quick Strips TM, is produced by a Canadian company and had been in use in Canada to control varroa mites. […]

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Senate confirms Kokubun, Takamine

Senate confirms Kokubun, Takamine

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Two former Big Island senators have been confirmed by the state Senate to their new jobs. The Senate unanimously voted for Russell Kokubun as chairman for the Department of Agriculture. Kokubun, 62, served as senator since 2000, and he handled posts including Senate vice president and chair of the […]

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Kona Coffee Farmers Association Expo (Jan. 28)

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Expo (Jan. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE The 4th Annual Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) Expo specifically for small farms and farmers is 9:30 am.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at the Old Kona Airport Pavilion, followed by the KCFA’s Annual Meeting at 3 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. Highlighting the 4th Annual Expo will be […]

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Abercrombie announces more Cabinet appointees

Abercrombie announces more Cabinet appointees

MEDIA RELEASE Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie has appointed five department directors and two deputy directors to the Abercrombie Administration. In his third announcement regarding Cabinet positions, Governor-Elect Abercrombie’s appointments are: * Bruce Coppa as Director of Department of Accounting and General Services * Kealii S. Lopez as Director of Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs * […]

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