The Hawaii Land Use Commission must now make tough choices as many landowners say their property isn’t fit for growing much, if anything.
Six researchers published a study that found two new and promising Hawaiian heritage sweet potatoes that could bring millions back to native people.
Four-year-old Mana Up is now providing a tool in addition to business advice: cash to grow.
Gabriel Sachter-Smith is on a mission to find the perfect banana for Hawaii. He’s already got 200 varieties in the works.
High-tech farming is costly and limited in what it can grow, but techniques could help Hawaii with its dependency on food imports.
More fires. Worse drought. Excessive heat. The state’s agriculture industry is facing serious environmental problems in the years ahead.
A new product development center is being heralded by supporters as evidence that the Agribusiness Development Corp. is making progress.
It’s part of a growing trend of people pushing for more opportunities to take food security into their own hands.
The Westside resident thinks kiawe trees can revolutionize Oahu’s food system and help the next generation learn to love where they live.
Farmers need better technology, data and transportation subsidies if Hawaii’s agricultural industry is going to grow substantially in the coming decades.
Renewable energy companies say Honolulu’s plan to designate 12% of Oahu as “Important Agricultural Lands” could hinder the state’s ability to meet its clean energy goals.
Voters in Maui County approved a charter amendment to create Hawaii’s first county-level agriculture department. Now organizers need to determine exactly what the agency will work on.
As the threat of COVID-19 subsides, some local food growers say they will continue to prioritize local families that kept them afloat during the pandemic over the tourism industry.
The effort to protect ag land and encourage farming — which has been in the works for more than a decade — is facing growing opposition.
The state Land Use Commission has scheduled two days of hearings beginning Wednesday to try to sort through Honolulu’s plan for designating Important Agricultural Lands.
Many Oahu property owners are angry and worried their lives could be suddenly upended by a major land use proposal that has been in the works for decades.
Let’s reduce our reliance on imported food by learning how to cook with more local ingredients.
Hawaii will never be a big producer of wheat or rice, but there are plenty of homegrown alternatives.
Facing a shortage of affordable agricultural land, a Maui farmer is forging unique partnerships with high-end homeowners to grow food in their yards.
A group of food hubs came together to support legislation that would win them new access to grant money. The bill failed, but the networking is paying off.
Hawaii’s reliance on food imports began in the 1960s. To achieve self-sufficiency again, experts say it will take old values and new tools.
Locally grown vegetables are expensive, so communities are coming together to grow fresh produce.
A group from the University of Hawaii West Oahu sees planting coconut trees as a way of improving food security and cultural ties in Hawaii.
Farmers say housing insecurity threatens their ability to retain employees and makes it difficult to ramp up production.
Some developers have turned acreage earmarked for farming into high-end luxury homes with high prices and restrictions on what the land can be used for.
When the pandemic hit, the start-up ditched its hospitality-focused components and zeroed in on a goal to help Hawaii food entrepreneurs reach a larger audience.
Growing, cultivating and cooking the starchy root vegetable, which is used to make poi, is hard work that’s not always profitable.
Federal funding and private donations helped support local food producers and feed thousands of local families during the pandemic.
Providing small farmers land is key to producing more local food, but the state’s go-to model isn’t moving the needle.
Blue Ocean Mariculture recently became the first U.S. operation certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
Several market analysis programs have been discontinued in the past decade, including monthly reports on Hawaii produce like bananas and papayas.
Senators were concerned the bill, aimed at keeping one company from dominating the processing industry, was unconstitutional.
A bill scheduled to be heard Wednesday targets an investor who has gained control of 70% of Hawaii’s meat processing capacity.
A pair of companies backed by a billionaire and a pension fund are trying to revitalize fallow farmland in the state.
The amount of land used for farming in Hawaii has shrunk dramatically since the 1930s.
Lawmakers plan to vote next week on a measure to dissolve the Agribusiness Development Corp.
It takes a lot of creativity and hard work to overcome the high cost of running a farm in the islands.
The pandemic has exposed a critical need for Hawaii to resolve the many challenges keeping the islands — with our fertile lands and ideal climate — from growing much more of our own food.