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Agriculture In Hawaii

USDA Grant Throws A Lifeline To Kauai Farmers Hit By Pandemic Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

USDA Grant Throws A Lifeline To Kauai Farmers Hit By Pandemic

With farmer’s markets and restaurants closed by the coronavirus, two nonprofits set up programs to distribute the farmers’ harvest directly to consumers and feeding programs.

Hawaii’s Struggling Farms Want The State To Become A Bigger Customer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Struggling Farms Want The State To Become A Bigger Customer

With local farmers reeling from a drop in demand from hotels and restaurants, advocates hope schools, prisons and hospitals will buy more local produce.

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Maui Water Case In A Historic Online Session

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Maui Water Case In A Historic Online Session

The Hawaii Supreme Court is weighing long-standing disagreements over stream water diversion in East Maui.

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief.

Kauai: Farmers Fight To Keep Irrigation System Running Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Farmers Fight To Keep Irrigation System Running

Updated. The state has announced its intent to shut down key reservoirs if the Legislature and a water cooperative don’t find a solution.

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease

The young Big Island family is the third party since February 2019 to sue a restaurant over uncleaned produce that has caused the potentially fatal disease.

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp Office of Gov. David Ige

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp

It will require the Hawaii Legislature and especially the Ige administration to act decisively in the new year.

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

While the Amazon rainforest burns to make room for monocrop agriculture, some people in the Pacific are betting the farm on agroforestry.

Kauai: Hemp Growers Battle Both State Restrictions And Medical Skeptics Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Hemp Growers Battle Both State Restrictions And Medical Skeptics

They hope the Legislature will move decisively to liberalize regulations that limit the marketing of hemp products.