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Honolulu, Hawaii, and Maui Counties Eligible for Emergency Loans Due to Drought
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans.
What to expect at the HCC convention
The convention will be a half day of presentations and discussions on tools that can help you (really, we want your direct feedback, as some of these tools are still in development!), then we'll host the HCC Annual Meeting
Emergency conservation funds for waimea fire
If you’ve suffered severe damage from the Waimea wildfire, you may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Hawaii County Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Feed Transportation Costs to be Covered for Drought-Impacted Ranchers
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide more details and tools to help ranchers get ready to apply at their local USDA Service Center later this month at fsa.usda.gov/elap.
Nicole Galase Receives 40 Under 40 Recognition
HCC's own Managing Director receives award for young business professionals making a difference in the community
Convention and Annual meeting will be virtual
In order to keep everyone safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will be adjusting our convention to be an all virtual event
Mana Road Fire - Conversation on Farm Service Agency Assistance
Learn more about FSA assistance
Congratulations to HCC's Scholarship Recipients
We are happy to announce our scholarship recipients for 2021
job opportunity and nass survey
Rangeland technician job opportunity on Hawaii Island. If you received the NASS survey, please participate
TLSB Outreach, transportation reimbursement, job opportunity
Learn more about the Twolined Spittlebug outreach taking place. Transportation reimbursement program is open now til September 3, 2021. Ranch hand job opportunity at Kualoa Ranch.
HCC Convention & Annual Meeting registration open
Sign up early to reserve your spot
civil beat DLNR Lease transfer article
Read the article in civil beat to increase awareness about this issue
Devil Weed Detected on Hawaii Island
Protect our pastures and keep an eye out for this noxious weed. Learn more from Big Island Invasive Species Committee
Matson Temporary Schedule Change
Matson schedules to the west coast will maintain capacity, but change in frequency. Schedule will be affected from August through January.
Potential Seed Hui - USDA Loan Payments
Take a survey to help coordinate a possible HCC seed purchasing hui. Learn more about the USDA program to pay the loans of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
HCC Scholarship - YCC Application - Livestock Mandatory Reporting Webinar
The HCC scholarship is now open. We are also taking application for the Young Cattlemen's Conference. USDA is holding a three-day webinar on livestock mandatory reporting.
MCA Annual Meeting - HCC Mid-Year Meeting - Tax Policy - Wildfire Prep - Sustainability
Join us for the HCC Mid-Year Meeting to catch up on all the work that is being done for our members. Speak up about the tax policy. Prepare for wildfire season. Check out the new NCBA sustainability campaign
CFAP Toolkit, HCC Scholarship, Upcoming events
Get CFAP details, share the HCC scholarship opportunity, join us for the Mid-Year Meeting, and nominate for the Paniolo Hall of Fame
USDA Announces Additional Details on Cattle Assistance CFAP Payments
CFAP 1 payments are increasing and CFAP 2 will open on April 5, 2021
Microgrants application now open
The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is now accepting applications for the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program, which provides support for small-scale gardening, herding and livestock operations to help produce food in areas that are insecure.
Beef Quality Assurance and Hawaii Beef Ambassador Workshop
Register for this virtual workshop scheduled for April 30, 2021
This relief initiative is to provide emergency financial assistance to eligible Molokai-Maui farmers and ranchers with sustained economic losses resulting from the loss of pasture forage for cattle, death of cattle, destruction of farms, reduced crop yields, and other agriculture property damages, arising directly from the excessive axis deer population since July 1, 2020. Eligible expenses may include costs expended in protective/mitigating measures, relating to seeds, replanting efforts, livestock replacement, fencing, fuel, labor, and rental equipment as necessary to restore the producers’ agricultural operations to functioning status.
As agricultural workers, ranchers are eligible to receive the COVID Vaccine now. Read the email for instructions on how to schedule and appointment by sending in the excel sheet by March 4, 2021
HCC has relayed to Matson that economic impacts from COVID are still affecting cattle prices. As a result, Matson agreed to extend the rate relief for livestock shipments until July 2021.