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Ag regulations must originate at state level


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 24, 2013

~~<p>The disparate patchwork of county measures emerging to restrict agricultural operations in Hawaii adds new urgency to the call for Gov. Neil Abercrombie to take the lead in developing a fair statewide system addressing concerns about pesticide use and the cultivation of genetically modified crops.</p>
<p>Hawaii's Constitution vests the state Legislature with direct authority over agricultural resources, in laws such as the Right to Farm Act, the State Planning Act and the Hawaii Pesticides Law, and via the Agribusiness Development Corporation, established to coordinate federal, state and private resources affecting agribusiness.</p>
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The disparate patchwork of county measures emerging to restrict agricultural operations in Hawaii adds new urgency to the call for Gov. Neil Abercrombie to take the lead in developing a fair statewide system addressing concerns about pesticide use and the cultivation of genetically modified crops.

Hawaii's Constitution vests the state Legislature with direct authority over agricultural resources, in laws such as the Right to Farm Act, the State Planning Act and the Hawaii Pesticides Law, and via the Agribusiness Development Corporation, established to coordinate federal, state and private resources affecting agribusiness. Login for more...



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