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Agriculture In Hawaii

DLNR Has Transferred More Than 19,000 Acres To Use For Agriculture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DLNR Has Transferred More Than 19,000 Acres To Use For Agriculture

The Legislature ordered the transfers in the early 2000s to help boost ag production.

The Army Is Spending Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars On Pigs In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Army Is Spending Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars On Pigs In Hawaii

Over the years the military in Hawaii has used pigs for medical research and controversial combat training.

This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food

Food hubs provide a way for farmers to sell their crops outside of grocery stores.

Hawaii Can Learn A Lot From Japan About Farming And Food Production Courtesy: Ken Love

Hawaii Can Learn A Lot From Japan About Farming And Food Production

Respect for farmers and support of their work is key to Japan’s agricultural success.

Regeneration Is What We All Need Now Joseph Mina

Regeneration Is What We All Need Now

The Hawaii Farmers Union United celebrates a decade of existence with a major conference and optimism for the future.

Is Early Los Angeles A Model For Food And Agriculture In Hawaii?

Is Early Los Angeles A Model For Food And Agriculture In Hawaii?

Believe it or not, yes. In the first half of the 20th century, smart planners put land in the hands of farmers and transformed LA County into an agricultural powerhouse.

Life As A Farmer On Leased State Land? It’s Not Easy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Life As A Farmer On Leased State Land? It’s Not Easy

The Anthony ohana’s farm in Kahana Valley offers a model from which to draw inspiration and empowerment.

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant

With money from Common Ground, two companies are finding ways to scale up and pivot away from tourism despite COVID-19.

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.