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Involving Farmers Is The Key To Innovation And Better Ag Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Involving Farmers Is The Key To Innovation And Better Ag

Agricultural technologists descended upon Hilo to discuss innovation, as well as the many hurdles Hawaii faces as it tries to increase food production.

Hawaii’s Crumbling Water Systems May Finally Be Getting Some Badly Needed Repair Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaii’s Crumbling Water Systems May Finally Be Getting Some Badly Needed Repair Money

But the Legislature has once again only approved a fraction of what the Department of Agriculture requested.

Hawaii’s Extreme Drought Is Forcing Ranchers And Farmers To Get Creative Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Extreme Drought Is Forcing Ranchers And Farmers To Get Creative

Planting crops that adapt, cutting back on workers, even harvesting fog are ideas being put into action on Maui and Molokai.

Could Hawaii Become A Technology Hub For Agriculture? Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Could Hawaii Become A Technology Hub For Agriculture?

Event organizers say a conference later this month could be the next step in making the islands a proving ground for farming technologies.

Small Farmers Are Finding Innovative Ways To Get Their Food To Market Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Small Farmers Are Finding Innovative Ways To Get Their Food To Market

Considering all the hurdles within the food supply chain in Hawaii, some agricultural advocates say concepts like food hubs can help boost production and profit.

Hemp Farmers Are Fed Up With Government Regulations Hampering The Industry’s Potential Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hemp Farmers Are Fed Up With Government Regulations Hampering The Industry’s Potential

After exhausting their savings and losing hope for more meaningful legislative relief, some hemp producers in Hawaii may ditch the crop altogether.

Lettuce Joins Short List Of Local Ingredients Served In Public Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Lettuce Joins Short List Of Local Ingredients Served In Public Schools

Student meals will include locally grown leafy greens and less cheese as the DOE modifies menus to meet food sustainability and nutritional goals.

What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers? Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers?

Finding workers is hard in Hawaii, so many farms pay extra, but lifting the benchmark to $18 could present a new set of problems for farmers.

This Mental Health Team Hopes To Help Hawaii’s Farmers Help Themselves Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

This Mental Health Team Hopes To Help Hawaii’s Farmers Help Themselves

Professor Thao Le discusses the experiences of researchers at the University of Hawaii who have been canvassing the ranching and farming community to find the state of its mental health.