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The Hawaii Farmers Union United has been putting together some of the best musical artists and expert speakers in a variety of agricultural related talks.

Aloha and welcome to the official web portal for Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) now representing 15 regional chapters across 6 Hawaiian islands. HFUU (est. 2010) is the fastest growing state chapter within the National Farmers Union (est. 1902). Meet our Leadership, review our bylaws, policies, or contact us.

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  • Creating a local food movement for now and future generations requires participation as a producer and consumer in making Hawai’i food secure and self sustaining. If you value our mission, tax deductible donations are accepted through the HFU Foundation. Mahalo nui loa.

Our Work

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Cooperation

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.

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Education

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.

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Legislation

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

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

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 31, 2022

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…

HFUU Legislative Hemp Support: IN STRONG SUPPORT OF SB2218, SB2990, and SB2056.

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 30, 2022

SB 2218, SD1 – RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM – Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding to qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for…

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

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 29, 2022

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…

6 Ways to Successfully Monetize Your Hobby Farm

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 23, 2022

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.…

Legislative Support for SB3197 & SB2218

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 21, 2022

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…

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

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 16, 2022

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…

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

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 28, 2022

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…

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

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 21, 2022

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…

2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities February 20, 2022

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | 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…

2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities February 9, 2022

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 10, 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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