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Federal laws we could do without

To borrow from Tolstoy’s famous quote about families, good laws are often alike, but bad laws are bad in their own way. This comes to mind because in July I attended FreedomFest 2019 in Las Vegas, where I participated in a panel discussion on the “dirty dozen” of federal laws, moderated

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Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered whether he was speaking broadly about general goals, much in the way that political leaders talk about space exploration. But then he doubled down and repeated it: Hawaii will double local food production by 2020. The

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VIDEO: Regulatory Threats to Agriculture

New rules from the federal government are threatening our farms and food, said Baylen Linnekin, a leading food law and policy attorney and author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How fewer smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable. According to Baylen, food in the United States

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Maui Luncheon: Government Mandates on Local Farmers

The future of agriculture in Hawaii is uncertain, and government bureaucrats are putting more hurdles on our local farmers and ranchers. Baylen Linnekin is the author of Biting the Hand that Feeds Us, which uncovers how government over-regulation has led to food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions and disappearing fish stocks.

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New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers

Simon Russell, a small farmer and member of the board of agriculture, sat down with Joe Kent as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was introduced in 2014, and it gives the FDA authority to introduce new

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Policy to Support Hawaii’s Agriculture

Dr. Keli’i Akina and Joe Kent sit down with ThinkTechHawaii to discuss the past, present, and future of agriculture in Hawaii. Farming in Hawaii has declined over the past several decades, and farmers need policies that protect them from government overreach. With the Food Safety Modernization Act looming on the horizon, the

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10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture

The Grassroot Institute gave a presentation on Maui titled, “10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture on Maui” on April 12th, 2016. In the presentation, Dr. Keli’i Akina, President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii outlined 10 key solutions to consider for Maui residents and policy makers. Click here to view

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The Future of Farming

On Tuesday, April 12th, at the Maui Country Club, the Grassroot Institute held a forum on the agricultural crisis in Hawaii, with opening talks from Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilwoman Elle Cochran, featuring Dr. Keli’i Akina as the key speaker. With the imminent closing of the last sugar plantation on Maui, large-scale agriculture in

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Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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Federal laws we could do without

To borrow from Tolstoy’s famous quote about families, good laws are often alike, but bad laws are bad in their own way. This comes to mind because in July I attended FreedomFest 2019 in Las Vegas, where I participated in a panel discussion on the “dirty dozen” of federal laws, moderated

Read More →

Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered whether he was speaking broadly about general goals, much in the way that political leaders talk about space exploration. But then he doubled down and repeated it: Hawaii will double local food production by 2020. The

Read More →

VIDEO: Regulatory Threats to Agriculture

New rules from the federal government are threatening our farms and food, said Baylen Linnekin, a leading food law and policy attorney and author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How fewer smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable. According to Baylen, food in the United States

Read More →

Maui Luncheon: Government Mandates on Local Farmers

The future of agriculture in Hawaii is uncertain, and government bureaucrats are putting more hurdles on our local farmers and ranchers. Baylen Linnekin is the author of Biting the Hand that Feeds Us, which uncovers how government over-regulation has led to food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions and disappearing fish stocks.

Read More →

New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers

Simon Russell, a small farmer and member of the board of agriculture, sat down with Joe Kent as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was introduced in 2014, and it gives the FDA authority to introduce new

Read More →

Policy to Support Hawaii’s Agriculture

Dr. Keli’i Akina and Joe Kent sit down with ThinkTechHawaii to discuss the past, present, and future of agriculture in Hawaii. Farming in Hawaii has declined over the past several decades, and farmers need policies that protect them from government overreach. With the Food Safety Modernization Act looming on the horizon, the

Read More →

10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture

The Grassroot Institute gave a presentation on Maui titled, “10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture on Maui” on April 12th, 2016. In the presentation, Dr. Keli’i Akina, President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii outlined 10 key solutions to consider for Maui residents and policy makers. Click here to view

Read More →

The Future of Farming

On Tuesday, April 12th, at the Maui Country Club, the Grassroot Institute held a forum on the agricultural crisis in Hawaii, with opening talks from Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilwoman Elle Cochran, featuring Dr. Keli’i Akina as the key speaker. With the imminent closing of the last sugar plantation on Maui, large-scale agriculture in

Read More →

Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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