DOA Urged to Prevent Misleading Coffee Labeling

Hawaii Coffee Hawaii Farmers Union United

A coalition of 30 local, state, and national organizations, officials, and experts concerned with the misleading labeling of Hawaii produced coffee blends called upon the Department of Agriculture (DOA) to discuss the conduct of a new study on the matter by commencing a public meeting. The study, mandated by law, will include proposals for new…

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Technology is Changing Agriculture, But is It For the Better?

Written by Carrie Spencer of thespencersadventures.net Agriculture has grown in leaps and bounds in the last century or so, owing to fast-moving technology. But of course, whether or not this growth is for the general good of the population and the environment is also a legitimate question. Hawai’i Farmers Union United takes a closer look…

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Legislative Season Update 2022

Aloha Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) members, It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I present you with this update for the 2022 legislative session. Based on policy priorities voted in by HFUU’s family farmers for strengthening the local food system, promoting soil health and building a stronger agricultural workforce, the Hawaii Legislature passed…

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Study: Regenerative farming boosts soil health, yielding more nutritious crops

by Liz Kimbrough, originally printed in Mongabay, News & Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline Researchers compared the nutritional content of the food crops grown using conventional versus regenerative farming practices — those that build the soil by using cover crops, a diverse rotation of crops and minimal tilling Food grown on the regenerative farms contained, on…

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WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE ?

Written by HFUU Member Hank Kline Regenerative agriculture is an advanced method of agriculture that follows the example of nature to grow healthy nutrient dense crops profitably without chemical fertilizers or poisons. It increases plant health and nutrient density, which increases the health of the people that eat these plants. It is also a major…

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Speaker & Music Series #34 | Hosted by Kona Chapter | Rubbish to Resource with Chantal Chung of Mā’ona Community Gardens & Evan Lam of Circlepack

We can create healthier soil by better managing our waste stream. Join us to learn how several proof of concept projects on Hawaii Island are developing methods to move away from the linear extract-process-consume-dispose model of agriculture into a circular model that retains agricultural biomass and food processing waste as renewable resources strengthens our food…

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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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