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Agriculture In Hawaii

Surprise Eviction Notices Have This Old Plantation Community Up In Arms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Surprise Eviction Notices Have This Old Plantation Community Up In Arms

State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz and a state agency are aggressively moving ahead with development plans for Central Oahu’s Whitmore Village.

Big Island: Residents Say Dairy Is Still Polluting Their Small Town Courtesy of Charlie Tebbutt

Big Island: Residents Say Dairy Is Still Polluting Their Small Town

Court filings say discharges of wastewater are continuing even though the company is under an order to stop it.

Why Hawaii Farmers Are Actually Embracing Government Regulation Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Farmers Are Actually Embracing Government Regulation

Some small ag operations are finding federal food safety regulations can help them expand to new markets.

‘These Little Buggers’ Are Taking A Big Bite Out Of Hawaii’s Macadamia Crop Nick Grube/Civil Beat

‘These Little Buggers’ Are Taking A Big Bite Out Of Hawaii’s Macadamia Crop

Hawaii is considering introducing a newly discovered wasp to prey on the invasive pest.

Saving Hawaii’s Pig Farms Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Saving Hawaii’s Pig Farms

This once-fading island industry is coming to life again thanks to local tastes and strong cultural demand.

Food Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Have To Damage Environment Flickr: Justin Cravalho

Food Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Have To Damage Environment

Despite the rhetoric of Big Ag, small-scale diversified agriculture is neither a joke nor a pipe dream.

Big Island: Hawaii’s Queen Bees Help Feed The World Courtesy of Karen Olivarez/Karrus Queens

Big Island: Hawaii’s Queen Bees Help Feed The World

Kona produces more than famous coffee. Its Captain Cook region is the perfect spot for raising highly sought queen bees.

Community Comes To Rescue Of Nursery Hit By Flash Floods Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Community Comes To Rescue Of Nursery Hit By Flash Floods

A canoe club donated $10,000, and even jail inmates are helping Aloha Aina Kamilo Nui dig out after the April 13 storm.

Kauai: Why The Beef Industry Is Rapidly Expanding On The Garden Island Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Why The Beef Industry Is Rapidly Expanding On The Garden Island

The Hawaii market develops a taste for meat born, raised and slaughtered in the islands, and these ranchers are happy to serve it up.

Ige Signs Law Banning Widely Used Pesticide AP

Ige Signs Law Banning Widely Used Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is commonly sprayed on citrus fruits, apples and other crops.

Oahu’s $4 Million Food Fight Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Oahu’s $4 Million Food Fight

The City Council approved funding for a facility to turn table scraps into compost, but others want the waste used for pig feed.

Why This Church Breaks The Law Every Sunday Katie Boon/Civil Beat

Why This Church Breaks The Law Every Sunday

South Shore Christian Fellowship is racking up daily fines for operating in an agricultural area.