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Hawaii’s Food Hubs Get $1 Million For Statewide Expansion Flickr.com: Brock Rosberry

Hawaii’s Food Hubs Get $1 Million For Statewide Expansion

A collective of statewide food hubs has a plan to get more crops from small farmers to businesses, institutions and families that want locally grown food.

A New Chicken Farm Wants To Reduce Hawaii’s Dependence On Imported Eggs Courtesy: Hidden Villa Ranch

A New Chicken Farm Wants To Reduce Hawaii’s Dependence On Imported Eggs

The multimillion-dollar facility is entirely off the grid. But it still needs to figure out how to produce its own feed and may need GMOs to do so.

Can Hawaii Agriculture Get Back Its Political Clout? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Can Hawaii Agriculture Get Back Its Political Clout?

The plantations that were so profitable in their heyday had the support of generous government incentives. Experts say today’s farmers must build political muscle to win state support.

Attorney General OKs Honolulu’s Process To Designate Important Ag Lands Courtesy: Hawaii Land Use Commission

Attorney General OKs Honolulu’s Process To Designate Important Ag Lands

The Hawaii Land Use Commission must now make tough choices as many landowners say their property isn’t fit for growing much, if anything.

How The Hunt For The Perfect Sweet Potato May Help Hawaii Farmers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How The Hunt For The Perfect Sweet Potato May Help Hawaii Farmers

Six researchers published a study that found two new and promising Hawaiian heritage sweet potatoes that could bring millions back to native people.

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai

Residents say an influx of roosters is laying bare an age-old spat over two sometimes conflicting hallmarks of country life: agriculture and peace and quiet.

Can Urban Farming Solve Hawaii’s Food Crisis? Courtesy: Kalera/2021

Can Urban Farming Solve Hawaii’s Food Crisis?

High-tech farming is costly and limited in what it can grow, but techniques could help Hawaii with its dependency on food imports.

Climate Change Is A Big Problem For Farmers In Hawaii Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

Climate Change Is A Big Problem For Farmers In Hawaii

More fires. Worse drought. Excessive heat. The state’s agriculture industry is facing serious environmental problems in the years ahead.

Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion Couirtesy: DLNR

Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion

Updated: The Sierra Club of Hawaii hails the ruling as “a big deal.”