Legislative Support for SB3197 & SB2218

SB 3197, SD2 (SSCR3104) RELATING TO AGRICULTURE – Establishes a farmer apprentice mentoring program. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture to establish and implement the program. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2) Suggested Testimony: Aloha Chair Gabbard, Vice Chair Nishihara, and Members of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment, The Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) is a…

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Speaker Series #30: Integrated Aquaculture & Aquaponics | Hosted by Kona Chapter, Chantal Chung & Dr. Maria Haws

HFUU Kona Chapter President Chantal Chung is one of the founders of Ma`ona Community Garden, which works to support and create community food systems, integrating food production, processing, distribution, and consumption to improve the environmental, social, and economic health of South Kona on Hawai`i Island. Ms. Chung has been working on this project since 2007,…

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HFUU Legislative Support: In STRONG SUPPORT of SB2989, SB2990, SB341, and SB2986

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers, We are in need of your supportive testimonies for SB2989 SD1, SB2990 SD1, SB341 SD2, and SB2986 SD1! For a glitch-free experience, remember to login to capitol.hawaii.gov before clicking the Support button(s). The committee(s) on AEN has scheduled a public hearing on 03-018-22 9:00AM; Conference Room 325 & Videoconference.  Please provide your testimony by TOMORROW…

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HFUU Legislative Support: In STRONG SUPPORT of SB2218 &  SB3325 SD1

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers, We are in need of your supportive testimonies for SB2218 &  SB3325 SD1! For a glitch-free experience, remember to login to capitol.hawaii.gov before clicking the Support button(s). IN STRONG SUPPORT OF SB2218 & SB3325 SD1. Please see suggested testimony and necessary amendments below.  The committee(s) on AEN has scheduled a public hearing on 03-02-22 10:15AM; Conference…

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HFUU Legislative Hemp Support: In STRONG SUPPORT of SB2986 (with amendment) and in STRONG OPPOSITION of SB2973

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers, We are in need of your supportive testimonies and amendments of SB2986 and opposition of SB2973! SB2986 modifies burdensome and costly regulations. SB2973 and associated proposed rules will continue the double regulation of farmers, excessive bureaucracy that costs farmers and the state. For a glitch-free experience,remember to login to capitol.hawaii.gov before clicking the Support button(s). IN STRONG…

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2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities February 20, 2022

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers, Hawaii Farmers Union United is requesting our membership to send in testimony IN STRONG SUPPORT OF SB2664, SB2665, SB2675, SB2990, SB2865, SB2955 , SB3004, SB3197, HD2304 HD1, and HB1517. Sample Testimony BELOW. Please submit testimonies on time, before 10:00am Tuesday 2/22. 1) SB2664 STRONG SUPPORT – RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF TARO – Creates…

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Music & Speaker #29: All About Ulu | The Importance of Canoe Plants & Ulu Flour with Brynn Foster, Tamara Butterbaugh, & Maile Kamisugi

Brynn Foster is the Founder of Voyaging Foods, a bakehouse & miller of canoe-plant flour based food products. Raised in California,  Brynn moved to the islands to be closer to her heritage. After the birth of her son, Brynn created an allergy-free teething biscuit using home-made taro powder from Hawaiian taro root as a healthier alternative to the…

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2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities February 9, 2022

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers,Hawaii Farmers Union United needs your supportive testimonies of HB1517! Please submit testimonies on time, before 2pm Thursday 2/10. Please click on the links below to support each bill. For a glitch-free experience, remember to login to capitol.hawaii.gov. HB1517 – RELATING TO COFFEE. Report Title: Coffee Labeling; Blended Coffee; Percent of Coffee by Weight;…

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2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities February 2, 2022

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers,Hawaii Farmers Union United needs your supportive testimonies of SB2288 and HB2466! Please submit testimonies on time, before 10am Thursday 2/3. Please click on the links below to support each bill. For a glitch-free experience, remember to login to capitol.hawaii.gov. SB2288 – RELATING TO COMPOSTING. Report Title: HDOA; Compost Reimbursement; Appropriation ($) Description: Establishes a…

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2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities

SB2955 – Three-year pilot compost reimbursement pilot program SB2982 – Five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. SB2986 – Removes certain duplicative regulations imposed on hemp producers SB2989 – Healthy Soils Program SB2990 – Cover Crop seed reimbursement pilot program (old version) SB3005 – Cover Crop reimbursement pilot program SB3197 –…

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