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State Council to be held August 14, 2010
Focus for Council - LWV-HI Goals and Objectives (Sue Irvine)
Legalized Gambling: A State or County Issue? (Sue Dursin)
League of Women Voters of Hawaii Goals and Objectives
Hawaii State Ethics Commission Courts Unwelcome Attention (Jean Aoki)
Phoenix Rail System Cuts Back on Service (Honolulu News) (Pearl Johnson)
Local Leader & League Member Recognized by Foundation
Applauding LWV-US for Another Successful Convention
National LWV Elects New President
Agriculture Group Will Focus on Regulations
LWV-Hawaii Proposed Budget 2010-2011
LWV of Honolulu Ed Fund Seeks Nominees (Robin Loomis)
Mahalo Honolulu Contributors
We're Cleaning Out

Agriculture Group Will Focus on Regulations

Honolulu League’s agriculture group will change its focus from getting leases for small farmers from the State to focusing on state regulations which impede the operation of small farms.

At our June 21 meeting, a member with experience in farming in Hawaii pointed to various rules of the Department of Agriculture (DOA) which are onerous to small farmers. She said, for example, the state forbids farmers to eat a part of the crops they sell.

The group decided to look at the DOA Administrative Rules, which seen to be equivalent of regulations, and focus on rules which seem unnecessary and onerous. Dealing with government is what League does best and we will see what can be done to change those rules.

The agriculture group is headed by Honolulu League’s Planning & Transportation committee and includes interested non-League members. We have met several times since January and will meet again on Monday, August 9 at 10:30 am at the League office. We welcome all who are interested.

Pearl Johnson, chair

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