July 25, 2014
Hawaii Dairy Farms has modified its application to the state Department of Health, with plans for starting on a smaller scale with 650 to 699 cows, backers announced Friday. A phased approach will demonstrate how a grass-fed dairy is different than the traditional feedlot model, said Kyle Datta, general partner of investor Ulupono Initiative.
July 25, 2014
This week, the Department of Health weighed in and the Hawaii Dairy Farms Waste management Plan looks a little different. Amy Hennessey is the spokesperson for the Ulupono Initiative backing the dairy and she joined us in our studio this morning to discuss the recent developments.
May 07, 2014
With the knowledge of how global influences jeopardize our food supply and security, energy independence and tourism-dominant economy, why would we not embrace and support the efforts of those who are diligently working to strengthen Hawaii's resiliency?
April 15, 2014
From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: This project deserves to proceed under the regular permitting process, which includes adhering to county, state and federal regulations. Agricultural operations, whether they be vegetable or fruit farms, milk dairies or cattle ranches, should not be demonized as unwelcome neighbors before they've even had a chance to get off the ground. Hawaii will never meet its food-production sustainability goals if such attitudes persist.
April 14, 2014
From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Environmental groups and tourism interests align against a cow farm