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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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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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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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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2021 Policy and Legislative Updates

As many of you may know, HFUU is a division of the National Farmer Union (NFU). NFU has described that success and credibility of the organization has been the union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally- the policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the…

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Coffee labeling bill gutted, deferred

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…

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