Mauna Kea Protectors Reaffirm Stance to Kapu Aloha There’s No Water Under The Bridge Commemorative Edition Maui Sand Burials & the Grand Heist of 30Mil a Year If there is Farming, The Water must Flow Hawai‘i – Where the Water Buffalo Roam Community Reach & Growing it Forward Raw Milk Movement Opportunity for Hawai‘i Kalama Intermediate is New Home for Upcountry Farmers Union Meetings Commodification of Culture: Notice of War Crimes Maui A&B Sugar Lands Sell for $262 Million Food Sovereignty and Food Security in Hawai‘i: Food For Thought Na Wahine Koa / Strong Women Kipahulu Farmers Honored by Aloha Festivals Farmers Voice Hawaii √ 2018 Election Choice SATURDAY Kanaka Maoli March to Vote The Struggle For Wai Has Taken Its Toll Reporting Pesticide Use Near Hawai‘i Schools Improved Communication needed amongst Kahikinui Leaseholders Sustainable Agriculture Committee December 2017 Newsletter Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā If You Canʻt Erase, Use White Out Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Pa‘ia Developer Fails in His Promise To Reach Community How to Host A Community Meeting Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Dirty Dozen Done Hawai‘i Good Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Island Air Aloha & Passwords Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Manaʻo o ka Lā Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Raising Maui Girl Power Gets Good Venison vs. Vegans Finding the Empowered Farmer East Maui Contested Case Hearing Final Arguments Monday SenesTech Answers Regarding ContraPest East Maui Water Study Where’s The Beef? A&B Jeopardizes a Natural Industry STOP A&B from Stealing Water for Bt Corn Turn Green Waste Into Fuel Hawaii State Senate Hawaii Senator Phone List Straight Up Moloka‘i Good News Moʻomomi, Moloka‘i Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal Preparing For Water Sustainable Agriculture Sensibility Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Maui Farmers Market A&B Position Statement 2016 Maui County Shenanigans Capture National Attention Maui Activists Set Stewardship Standard Illegal Tour Operators Create Crowds East Maui Demands Veto on Special Interest Legislation HB2501 The Great Heart of Waiokane Maui Backyard Farming Swap Taro Festival Best Ever Stage for Water Rights Holy Cow, Ho‘omau! Church Still Standing Early Attendance Suggested for BF70 March 10th Meeting Maui Garden Exchange HFUU Convention Largest Ever for Growing Organization Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Makahiki Abundance Response to Little Fire Ants (LFA) in Nahiku Ka Mana‘o o ka Lā Welcome to Farmers Voice Hawai‘i

If there is Farming, The Water must Flow

During the last many years whenever there is a meeting regarding water and East Maui the question has always been raised, “How many farmers are there?” The question that ought to be asked is, “How many farmers could there be?”. The embattled thirty year fight for East Maui water with recently sold Alexander & Baldwin […]

Mauna Kea Protectors Reaffirm Stance to Kapu Aloha

Peaceful protest at Mauna Kea on moku o Keawe (Hawai‘i island) over the last two weeks has brought alaka‘i (lead) protectors to organize thousands of Mauna Kea kia‘i (protectors) at the base of the sacred mountain. A thirty meter telescope has been of contentious debate since a groundbreaking ceremony was stopped in 2014. Kia‘i chained […]

Community Reach & Growing it Forward

blog-style post for International Women’s Day With all the nervousness in the air with new Maui sugar lands purchase and the constant national lure of despair, its taken some will power to stay positive. After careful observation of intergenerational farmers and the involvement of county, state and non profit organization support, I have to admit, […]

Kalama Intermediate is New Home for Upcountry Farmers Union Meetings

          Haleakala Farmers Meeting Tuesday, January 22nd – Maui, Hawai‘i Farmers Union United Attention all ranchers, farmers, gardeners and people who eat food and want to support those who grow/catch/raise it. The Haleakala Chapter of Hawai‘i Farmer’s Union United is moving back Upcountry to our new home at Kalama Intermediate Cafeteria. […]

Commodification of Culture: Notice of War Crimes

PARENT WARNING: Disturbing pictures of animals included later in this article. It started a year ago. Department of Hawaiian Homelands granted a commercial operator Right of Entry and thus, exclusive hunting rights in the southern remote Maui area of Kahikinui. This contradicts policy on commercial activities of this sort by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL). DHHL sent […]

Food Sovereignty and Food Security in Hawai‘i: Food For Thought

In the preface of David Gumpert’s book, “The Raw Milk Revolution: behind America’s emerging battle over food rights”, Joel Salatin states: In the 1970’s I sold our homemade yogurt, butter, buttermilk and cottage cheese at the Curb Market (precursor to today’s Farmer’s Market) on Saturday mornings. In those days, the Virginia Dept. Of Agriculture had […]

Commemorative Edition

Farmers Voice Hawai‘i (FVH) is dedicated to those who farm, ranch and fish in the islands Hawai‘i. It was inspired by the need for farm story-telling in mainstream news media. The name “Farmers Voice Hawai‘i” was selected after research uncovered an historic national farming newspaper, Farmers Voice, that published through 1913. Hawai‘i has critically important […]

Kipahulu Farmers Honored by Aloha Festivals

Aloha Pu’uhonua ‘o Hana. We are proud to recognize our 2018 Grand Marshalls, Hāna’s own John and Tweetie Lind. John and Tweetie are the co-founders of the Hāna District Pohaku, Hāna Canoe Club, co-founders of East Maui Taro Festival, the Kauiki Council, and their land-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, the Kīpahulu Ohana. They’re residents of Kīkoʻo, […]

SATURDAY Kanaka Maoli March to Vote

Maui County Surf Report No one in Maui County will be checking the morning surf report this Saturday. Hawaiians, kupuna, surfers, farmers and the young voters know where the biggest wave will be. Walk-in voters are marching from Kahului Beach Road to Wailuku Community Center in the first ever Kanaka Maoli March to Vote event. […]

Reporting Pesticide Use Near Hawai‘i Schools

Information Forward: A long time waiting and worked for legislative bill, SB3095 HD1, regarding Pesticide Use Disclosure mirrors important policy created by Hawai‘i’s leading farmer and farming supporters membership organization. Hawai‘i Farmers Union United (HFUU) adopted a Restricted Use Pesticide Policy at the 2016 Convention. This makes for an excellent go to for HFUU members […]

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