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Click the 2020 HFUU Convention Members Business Meeting and Election Minutes ~ Draft link below to view and download a pdf of the  from Sunday, November 15:

2020 HFUU Convention Minutes ~ Draft

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HFUU represents and advocates for family farmers and ranchers on all of the Hawaiian Islands. Our members represent: Farm Owners/Operators, Foodies, Ranchers, Gardeners, Perma-culturalists, Cultural practitioners, Landscapers, and Suppliers & Businesses that are part of the local food chain.



HFUU and NFU (National Farmers Union) membership offers educational opportunities for youth and adults at local, state and national levels; an On-Farm Mentoring (FAM) Program in Hawaii, Internship Program in Washington, D.C., and many others.



The HFUU Legislative Committee participates collaboratively with the Policy Committee, coalitions, organizations, and agencies to articulate, promote and work to establish legislation and policies that align with the mission and vision of HFUU.

Blog: Union Statewide News and Updates

Join Us for this week’s – HFUU 10th Annual State Convention, and check out this featured article in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | November 9, 2020

Aloha HFUU ‘Ohana! Enjoy this article and story shared by HFUU State President, Vincent Mina, that came out today in the Honolulu Civil Beat. And, if you haven’t registered for the convention yet, there’s still time, as the Convention begins this Thursday, November 12 – 15. Honolulu Civil Beat Article: Regeneration Is What We All…

FAM (Farm Apprenticeship Mentoring) now accepting applications for 2020-2021 Cohort

By FAM Program | September 28, 2020

Maui’s agricultural future is now. Maui, HI.: The Hawaii Farmers Union United is excited to announce new leadership for the Farm Apprentice Mentoring program, or FAM, with the dynamic team of Sara Gilligan, who is now Education, Outreach and FAM Program Director, and Makenna Anderson, the FAM Project Coordinator. Sara comes to Maui through family…

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$500 Grants to Farm Families Impacted by Covid-19

By Eric Weinert | July 17, 2020

HFUF was awarded $8,500 for small grants of $500 to farm families impacted by Covid-19. In collaboration with the Kohala Center and HFUU Chapters, these grants will be selected by July 31st. Farmers will need to apply for these grants which are due on July 28th. Download the criteria and information Download the application Farm…

Farmers adjust from growing for eateries to public

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 3, 2020

With recent restaurant and business closures and social distancing orders, harvesting and distributing fresh produce has become more challenging for farmers and for people looking to purchase locally grown food. The Hawaii Farmers Union United, local farmers and stores are working to maintain that pipeline from the fields to the dinner table. To address the…

Farmers Union Responds to COVID-19

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 23, 2020

For Immediate Release The Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) has launched a task force to quickly organize local food production; aggregate existing food hubs; and collaborate with certified commercial kitchens, door-to-door distributors and other stakeholders; to immediately address the economic impact of food sustainability from the global crisis. The task force under formation is starting…

Backyard Bounties Rescued via Food Hubs Making Significant Contribution to Island Food Security

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 12, 2020

A new bill is being evaluated by the House (HB1892) and Senate (SB2722) in Hawaii that would allocate funding for food hubs on all islands.

Coffee labeling bill gutted, deferred

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 8, 2019

Republished with permission by West Hawaii Today… By Max Dible West Hawaii Today mdible@westhawaiitoday.com | Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:05 a.m. KAILUA-KONA — A measure originally intended to change labeling requirements for coffee blends died quietly with a few passing words Tuesday morning. “There was tons and tons of opposition testimony and some concerns from…


By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | November 2, 2018

Over 350 people attended Hawai’i Farmers Union United’s 8th Annual Convention held October 26, 27 and 28 at Oko’a Farms in Kula, (Upcountry) Maui.  This year’s theme was “Growing Farm Resiliency.” Maui Mayor, Alan Arakawa, addressed the Convention on the morning of the 27th and Governor David Ige in the afternoon.  Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair…

HFUU Supported Legislative Action: HB 2105

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 15, 2018

The House Energy & Environmental Protection committee has scheduled a hearing for Friday, February 16 at 2 p.m. on the following bill: HB2105 HD1 – Relating to Agriculture Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the establishment and administration of the Agriculture Grant Program to support local food production in the State. HB 2105, HD1…

Testimony in Support of HB2102 (Nutrient Cycling) before House Ag Committee

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 12, 2018

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HB2102 (NUTRIENT CYCLING) BEFORE THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE Hearing Date: February 14, 2018, 9:00AM Aloha Chairman Creagan, Vice Chair DeCoite and Members of the House Committee on Agriculture. The Hawaii Farmers Union United (“HFUU”) appreciates the opportunity to testify in support of HB2102 to fund a pilot project to recycle local…