National Farmers Union Convention 2022 Report

By:Vincent Mina President HFUU/HFUF NFU convention this year was held in the last week of Feb and beginning of March in Denver Colorado.  NFU Rocky Mountain chapter was the host state. Reflective of HFUU membership numbers including myself as state president, Hawaii had three delegates on the policy floor debate, that spanned over two days.…

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Speaker Series #33 | Preventing Invasive Species in Hawai’i with John Frostad of HDOA & Scott Crawford

Speaker Series #33 | Hosted by Hana Chapter | Preventing Invasive Species in Hawai’i with John Frostad of Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Scott Crawford John Frostad is a plant Quarantine Inspector for the Hawaii State Dept. of Agriculture. He routinely inspects incoming agricultural goods for plant disease, insect infestation and other pests. John has…

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Speaker Series #32 with Kohala Chapter | All About Hemp: A Nationwide Update on Legislation, Best Practices, & More! | Featuring Gail & Cab Baber of Hawaii Royal Hemp Music by Micah Nelson aka Particle Kid

Gail Bryne Baber is co-founder of Hawaii Royal Hemp boutique hemp farm with her husband Cab Baber, growing and manufacturing high quality, top shelf CBD products. Gail has been instrumental in passing hemp legislation in Hawaii for the last 8 years and secured the first license to grow hemp with her farmer husband. She is…

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Kaʻū Chapter Spring Update 2022

by Megan Taylor A special thank you to Manadina Farm for opening their doors to Kaʻū Chapter for our monthly meeting the first weekend of April. We had special guest Lisa from Kōkua Harvest inform us about her food basket program. They service the entire island and with a week notice can rescue any fruit…

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Hawaii Farmers Union United is requesting our membership to send in testimony IN STRONG SUPPORT of SB3197, SB2989, & SB3004. 

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers, Hawaii Farmers Union United is requesting our membership to send in testimony IN STRONG SUPPORT of SB3197, SB2989, & SB3004.  Please submit testimonies on time, before 1:30pm on Sunday April 3rd. 1) SB3197 STRONG SUPPORT – RELATING TO AGRICULTURE – Establishes a Farmer Apprenticeship Mentoring Program. Makes an appropriation to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture…

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A CPA Can Help Your Agricultural Business—Here’s How 

Photo by SplitShire via Pexels A CPA Can Help Your Agricultural Business—Here’s How  by Carrie Spencer of The Spencer Adventures Thinking of hiring a CPA but not sure if it’s worth the investment? Unless you already have an extensive financial background, odds are a CPA can do a lot for your business. In fact, even…

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HFUU Legislative Hemp Support: In STRONG SUPPORT of SB2986 and SB2218

SB2986, SD 1 RELATING TO HEMP – Eliminates or relaxes certain regulations of commercial hemp production and prohibits the State from requiring inspections or sampling of, or issuing violations or penalties to, hemp producers licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture that are following the United States Department of Agriculture’s rules and protocols. Amends the conditions under…

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6 Ways to Successfully Monetize Your Hobby Farm

by Carrie Spencer of The Spencer Adventures There are many reasons to get into farming. You can do it as a hobby or as your livelihood. Whatever your reasons, though, becoming an entrepreneur means that you’ll have to know how to make money at what you’re doing, and that doesn’t always come naturally to everyone.…

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