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Why should you care?

We produce 80% of the food and agricultural products grown on Hawaii Island…

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers deserve the Right to Farm…

Please ask the Hawaii County Council to Vote No on Bill 113 …

  • Answer the questions first, Understand agriculture, Farmers and then craft laws; Do what is Right for all Farmers, not a vocal minority that lacks respect and aloha for our community…
  • Insist that a taskforce of stakeholders and experts be convened to research & study how we can achieve food self-sufficiency and food security that benefits us all and not just the vocal minority.
  • We are the Community, We feed the Community; No one asked Us…Why must we defend what we do?
  • Freedom of Choice, farmers should be able to grow all legal crops, we support all agriculture, GMO, conventional, and organic.  We can co-exist and work together.

  • We’re Farmers not Criminals; we shouldn’t register like one.Support Hawaii Farmers, don’t make them criminals,  Registration is wrong.

  • This Bill will discourage research to help local agriculture.  We may need help with Citrus Greening, Banana Bunchie Top Virus and other agricultural challenges.

  • What’s the costs of this unfunded Bill? There are policies, administration, implementation and enforcement (The Kauai Bill cost is estimated at $1.25 million?  Which line item in the current budget should taxpayers forfeit for Bill 113?

Hawaii Farmers & Ranchers United Alliance needs Your support today!

 This might just be the biggest threat to the Future of Hawaii agriculture and Our right to farm that we have ever seen…Support a pro agriculture postion and protect our right to farm and ranch. We work hard daily to bring Hawaii safe, affordable food. Our ecomony should not depend on tourism and only growing high end niche crops; what about the rubbah slippah folks?

Step 1 ~ Please submit testimony TODAY via emailto counciltestimony@co.hawaii.hi.us

Step 2 ~ Then Call the Council Members listed below and tell them your postition and thoughts

Hawaii County Council Members to contact today!

J Yoshimoto

Zendo Kern

Dru Mamo Kanuha

    Valerie Poindexter

Phone: (808) 961-8272

Phone: (808) 961-8263

Phone: (808) 323-4267

    Phone:(808) 961-8018

Fax: (808) 961-8912

Fax: (808) 961-8912

Fax: (808) 329-4786

    Fax: (808) 961-8912





Step 3 ~ Email them your thoughts, position or testimony directly on Bill 113

Step 4 ~ Join us for the next Council Hearing in November…Date to be determined; Like our page or sign up for our email updates below, we don’t share or sell any information to anyone

Step 5 ~ Join our Alliance in Opposing Bill 113 

 If you have trouble sending the Council an email Please send us a copy of your support to VoteNo113@gmail.com since the Council’s emails have been getting bounced as undelivered we promise to hand deliver any testimony we receive.

Mahalo from Hawaii Farmers & Ranchers United



Get Back to Me….

Hushed murmurs….
…Accusations…Swarming mass of colors….Signs….

Get Back to Me…When you found a way to feed a family with touchscreens and cables…Get Back to me when Your happy to wear something other than those cotton T-shirts that needed planting and harvesting…

Get Back to Me When you can replace the Industry that maintains the world, While you stand here trying to change it…

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers are under attack from a very vocal minority. We need the silent majority to Support and Speak up for agriculture and help protect our right to farm.

This video gives you a glimpse of what our farmers and ranchers face at every hearing for Bill 113. When activists realize your not one of them it’s a visible reaction. Often ugly, with No Aloha. Our Farmers have been called terrorists, told they would burn in hell and many other horrible comments have been made for no reason other than they attend a public hearing or have the audacity to  speak to the media or simply submit testimony. Can you imagine the audacity to support the Constitution of the United States , the Right to Farm and participate in democracy; yes the audacity of hope that we will prevail despite being less than 2% of the population.

Support Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers they work hard to deliver safe, affordable food to our tables!

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Here are 4 Ways you can help Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers today!

Step 1 – Make sure your voice is heard: We need everyone to send in testimony and state their position on Bill 113, Call….Email….Or Fax … the Hawaii County Council, your Council Person and  Office of the Mayor…..


Submit your Testimony & Postion to the Hawaii County Council

  1. Email testimony to counciltestimony@co.hawaii.hi.us
  2. Submit via Fax (808) 961-8912
  3. In person or Mail to  Office of the County Clerk at 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720
  4. Video Testimony can be emailed to  videotestimony@hawaiicounty.gov

Call the County Council Clerk at 808-961-8271 Tell them how you feel about 113, it will hurt consumers and Hawaii Island Farmers and Ranchers!

 Contact Information for Hawaii County  Council Members

 J Yoshimoto – Phone: (808) 961-8272 – Fax: (808) 961-8912 – jyoshimoto@co.hawaii.hi.us

Valerie Poindexter – Phone: (808) 961-8018 – Fax: (808) 961-8912 –  vpoindexter@co.hawaii.hi.us

Dennis “Fresh” Onishi – Phone: (808) 961-8396 – Fax: (808) 961-8912 –donishi@co.hawaii.hi.us

Greggor Ilagan – Phone: (808) 965-2712 – Fax: (808) 961-8912 – gilagan@co.hawaii.hi.us

Zendo Kern – Phone: (808) 961-8263 – Fax: (808) 961-8912 – zkern@co.hawaii.hi.us

Brenda Ford – Phone: (808) 323-4277 -Fax: (808) 329-4786 – bford@co.hawaii.hi.us

Dru Mamo Kanuha – Phone: (808) 323-4267 – Fax: (808) 329-4786 –dkanuha@co.hawaii.hi.us

Karen Eoff – Phone: (808) 323-4280 – Fax: (808) 329-4786 – keoff@co.hawaii.hi.us

Margaret Wille – Phone: (808) 887-2069 – Fax: (808) 887-2072 – mwille@co.hawaii.hi.us


Contact the Office of the Mayor; Share your position or testimony

Call 808) 961-8211 –  Fax: (808) 961-6553 –  Email cohmayor@co.hawaii.hi.us


Step 2 – Share our messages online via Facebook or Twitter and help us Defeat Bill 113


Step 3 – Submit your testimony  as a Letter to the Editor