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July 25, 2016

Dairy’s pasture-based model protects environment

Guest column by Amy Hennessey, Communications Director of Ulupono Initiative, in The Garden Island:  Just one generation ago, Hawaii produced all of its milk at thriving dairies throughout ...

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July 07, 2016

Setting the Record Straight

You may have been hearing advertisements misrepresenting the facts about Hawaii Dairy Farms, attacking our farm manager, our consultants, and our Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  I am wr...

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June 08, 2016

Hawaii Dairy Farms Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Draft EIS shows dairy will have no negative impact on environment, community   

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March 30, 2016

DOH Sanitary Survey Results

We would like to share with you the results of a sanitary survey just released by the State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), used to determine the sources of the high bacteria levels in Waiopili Ditch located in Mahaulepu.

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February 05, 2016

Dairy grazing management can restore soils, reduce carbon footprint

Well-maintained pastures prevent erosion, protect water and, as it turns out, can restore the soil’s organic matter much more quickly than previously thought, according to a team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Florida.

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December 23, 2015

Is More Cattle Grazing the Solution to Saving Our Soil?

Instead of fearing overgrazing, and taking livestock off land to rest it, Allan Savory– ecologist, philosopher, TED speaker–argues that most grazing lands should have more livestock added, because their movement and their waste and their relentless chomping stimulate grasses to grow. When grasslands restore themselves, he adds, they sequester carbon; so increasing the density of cattle and other grazing animals not only restores the environment, it protects against climate change.

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February 04, 2015

Hawaii Dairy Farms Hosts Community Briefing and Open House to Discuss EIS Preparation Notice

The purpose of the briefing is to encourage the community to provide comments on the recently published Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (EISPN) for Hawaii Dairy Farms’ voluntary EIS about its proposed grass-fed dairy farm in Mahaulepu.

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November 25, 2014

Hawaii Dairy Farms Receives Building Permit Approval

Project will conduct a voluntary Environmental Impact Statement

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August 17, 2014

We must find path to steward lands and boost local food and farm efforts

This is not just about a dairy; this is about providing the people of Hawaii with the choice to continue to steward the land; the choice to consume affordable local food; and the choice to perpetuate a way of life that has lasted centuries. We must find the path to an enduring future that preserves our right to these choices.

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July 25, 2014

Hawaii Dairy Farms Plans for Phased Approach

After listening to community feedback, Hawaii Dairy Farms has modified its application to the Hawaii Department of Health to phase its proposed grass-fed dairy operation on Kauai.  The phased approach will demonstrate how the pastoral dairy model is both protective of the environment and more productive than traditional dairy farming.

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Articles of Support

May 02, 2014

Letter of Support: Kauai Chamber of Commerce

The Kauai Chamber of Commerce submits this letter in support of Hawaii Dairy Farms to establish the state's first grass-fed dairy operations on 582 acres of Mahaulepu next to the Haraguchi Taro Farm.

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April 11, 2014

Letter of Support: The Kohala Center

The board and staff of The Kohala Center support Hawaii Dairy Farms plans for a new dairy on Kauai. This new dairy project will bring a much-needed increase in local milk production for our state, representing one step towards Hawaii's greater food self-reliance.

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March 23, 2014

Letter of Support: Makoa Ranch Inc.

We support the Hawaii Dairy Farms' plans for a new dairy on Kauai. I wanted to share about how this farm will support our local agriculture industry.

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March 12, 2014

Letter of Support: Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho

It is with great enthusiasm that I voice my support for Hawaii Dairy Farms, the state’s first-ever pasture-based dairy located in Mahaulepu, Kauai. Hawaii Dairy Farms will bring milk production back to Kauai and directly contribute to our island’s food security, economic diversity, and sustainability.

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March 07, 2014

Letter of Support: Hawaii Fish Company Inc.

The proposed pasture-based dairy project on Kauai by Hawaii Dairy Farms provides an excellent opportunity for Hawaii to take an important step forward in that very positive direction towards increased local food production and food self-sufficiency, and in so doing, improving the future food security for our highly isolated island home.

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March 06, 2014

Letter of Support: All Property Consulting Inc.

We at All Property Consulting would like to support Hawaii Dairy Farms’ plans for a new dairy on Kauai.  This new dairy project will bring a much-needed increase in local milk production for our state. 

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