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July 25, 2014

Kauai dairy farm plans to start with fewer cows

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.

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July 25, 2014

Hawaii Dairy Farms

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.

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July 14, 2014

An Update from the Farm

We've been quiet as we work through the iterative process for our permits and approval, but we appreciate your continued interest and feel it is important to let you know a few things that are ...

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May 11, 2014

Op-Ed: Look at facts about the dairy farm

Hawaii Dairy Farms' guest column by Amy Hennessey in The Garden Island

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May 07, 2014

Proposed dairy can overcome externalities issue

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?

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April 18, 2014

Dairy farm on Kauai

From Hawaii Public Radio: We heard from the Ulupono Initiative's director of communications, Amy Hennessey. She said there was erroneous information in the conversation and she joined the show to explain. 

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April 15, 2014

Dairy farm proposal deserves a chance

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.

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April 14, 2014

Diverse interests join up to oppose Kauai dairy plan

From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Environmental groups and tourism interests align against a cow farm

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April 13, 2014

County: Dairy farm up to par

From The Garden Island: The County of Kauai sees no reason to intervene with Hawaii Dairy Farms' proposed $17.5 million, 582-acre dairy in Mahaulepu.

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April 04, 2014

Musings: Feasting on Fear

From the KauaiEclectic blog: The feast of fear that was intentionally served up to pass Bill 2491, the pesticide/GMO regulatory bill, is now serving to feed the small frenzy of opponents to the dairy.

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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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