Commemorative Edition Maui Sand Burials & the Grand Heist of 30Mil a Year 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 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 Biocide Decisions for Communities Causes Political Suicide 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

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 […]

Sustainable Agriculture Committee December 2017 Newsletter

  December 2017 Newsletter Letter From the Chair Aloha Sustainable Agriculture Committee (SAC) members! 2018 will be a good year for sustainable agriculture throughout Hawai‘i Nei. I feel a sense of urgency to produce more food for our island community. Integrated agroforestry systems add resiliency and stability to our food and fiber production systems. Watershed […]

Dirty Dozen Done Hawai‘i Good

Amazing HFUU Presidents These twelve chapter farmer leaders are directing Hawai‘i towards food production and self sustenance. Hawai‘i Farmers Union United has twelve chapters across four islands. Each chapter meets regularly and addresses concerns of local farmers with important place-specific attention. This past October these dirty dozen left the overalls and wheelbarrows on the farm […]

SenesTech Answers Regarding ContraPest

The following questions were sent to SenesTech on June 23rd, 2017 regarding the safety of their ContraPest product. Their answers were sent in red, as you see below, 10+ weeks later, September 6th, 2017.   SenesTech came to Hana School on a reconnaissance trip to learn more about the degree of rat problem on the […]

East Maui Water Study

Our story begins in the heart of Maui, where Hawaiian traditions and values are practiced daily by the kuaʻāina of Nā Koʻolau. Nā Koʻolau region currently holds the second wettest place on Earth. For the past 120 years the farmers of East Maui have been in battle with one of Hawaiʻi’s largest commercial land owners, […]

STOP A&B from Stealing Water for Bt Corn

  CRITICAL TESTIMONY VIDEO MADE AVAILABLE: UPDATE: Must Watch suggestions inserted throughout this announcement. Full Sept. 5th, 2017 Maui County Council Policy, Economic Development & Agriculture Committee Meeting Here On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 9am real estate investment corporation, Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), will propose their “diversified agriculture” plan to the Maui County Council Policy, Economic […]

Turn Green Waste Into Fuel

THiS WEDNESDAY Attention Hawai‘i Island Residents: HOFA Biodigester Workshop Wednesday, September 13, 2017   9:00 am – 12:00 pm South Kona Farmer Doug Pittman will lead participants in making a biodigester to create fuel from green waste on their farms. Pittman will demonstrate how to construct the digester, feed it with vegetable matter, inoculate the slurry, […]

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