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2021 Policy Priorities & Bills

Increase funding for SNAP Double-Up Bucks HB235: RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES SB512: RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES Removes the $10 per visit per day cap on the dollar-for-dollar match received by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries under the Hawaii Healthy Food Incentive Program, also known as the Double Up Food […]

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Column: COVID-19 impacts should prompt isles to devise a clear strategy for food and ag sustainability

AgHui members Chris Lee and Nicole Milne wrote an op-ed featured in the Sunday 10/11/2020 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: COVID impacts should prompt isles to devise a clear strategy for food and ag sustainability ISLAND VOICES Chris Lee is vice president of farm operations at Pono Pacific; Nicole Milne is vice president of food […]

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Ag Investments & Jobs Survey

Growing Island Agriculture & Creating Jobs Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agricultural industry has identified over 120 “shovel-ready” projects that will create jobs, boost revenue, and grow production. These projects demonstrate the vitality of local agriculture and its potential to contribute to our economic recovery and community resilience. Now is the time to strategically […]

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Financing Our Food Systems’ Recovery & Resilience Webinar

AgHui members and others presented as part of Hawaiʻi Investment Ready‘s Leveraging Hawaiʻi Capital workshops Themes & Topics   What will it take to move Hawaiʻi’s food systems from niche to mainstream? From crisis to resilience post-COVID? Hawaiʻi Agriculture Response & Recovery Working Group Fact Sheet Recommendation Matrix Matrix Graphic Multi-sector (gov’t, private, philanthropic) approaches […]

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May 2020 Fact Sheet & Recommendation Matrix

As a broad coalition of agricultural stakeholders, we have articulated a plan to: direct resources to keep farmers and ranchers economically viable,  mobilize local food production to address immediate community feeding needs,  contribute significantly to Hawaiʻi’s economic recovery, build lasting capacity to grow a more resilient and equitable food system for Hawaiʻi.  Our plan for […]