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Agriculture In Hawaii

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.

Kauai: Rum Distilleries Keep Hawaii’s Sugar Industry Alive Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Rum Distilleries Keep Hawaii’s Sugar Industry Alive

The islands’ cane crop will never return to the production levels of plantation days, but it’s essential for these local businesses.

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires

Measures on medical marijuana and all-mail voting are moving forward before the session wraps up next week.

Bill To Regulate Pesticide Use Coming Down To The Wire Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Regulate Pesticide Use Coming Down To The Wire

Facing a Friday deadline, Hawaii lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on the wide-ranging measure.

Lawmakers Question Whether State Should Buy Kauai Farmland Google Maps

Lawmakers Question Whether State Should Buy Kauai Farmland

A bill would provide $6 million to the Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp. to acquire the land, part of which is already leased to a seed company.

State Agribusiness Agency Says It’s Too Busy To Be Audited Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Agribusiness Agency Says It’s Too Busy To Be Audited

Lawmakers may expand the power of the Agribusiness Development Corp. even as its officials try to stave off a review of its operations.

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island

An energy company has proposed buying the 55,000 acre ranch, which has been idle since 2008, to farm organic biofuels.