Agriculture

Senator Russell Ruderman | Hawaii State legislative issues related to agriculture in District 2, Puna and Kau on Hawaii Island.

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Support for CDB and Hawaii’s Hemp Farmers

As reported by Big Island Video news, Senator Ruderman rose in support of SB 2050 with reservations. SB 2050 would...

Video screen grab of Senator Ruderman sharing issues important to Kau and Puna

Video: Live at the Legislature

Yesterday I appeared on Live at the Legislature discussing district priorities, climate change, minimum wage increase, and homelessness initiatives.

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2020 Bills Introduced

Aloha, We thought you might be interested in a list of bills that Senator Ruderman has introduced this Legislative session. ...

Kau and Kona Coffee Farmers

State Lacks Commitment to Agriculture Industry

According to a news report in West Hawaii Today, “the Department of Agriculture released its Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report...

PGV Reboot Debate on PBS

Debate on Geothermal Plant in Puna

(BIVN) – Viewers of PBS Hawaiʻi recently witnessed a televised debate over the future of geothermal energy production in the volcanic Puna district...

New Temporary Access Road for Residents

New Temporary Access Road for Residents Under Construction

Great news. A new temporary access road under construction will be for residents, and eventually allow access to Pohoiki. The...

Join Senator Ruderman in a Town Hall Meeting in Keaau

Join Senator Ruderman in a Town Hall Meeting in Keaau

Join me for a community Town Hall on Tuesday, October 9th, 6PM at the Kea’au Learning Center. We will be...

Emergency Communications Request for Evacuees

Communication Request

Senator Ruderman submitted a letter to Hawaii County Mayor, Harry Kim requesting communication between Hawaii County Administration and residents in...

Rat Lungworm Support Group Meetings

Please join us for the next Rat Lungworm Support Group meeting on Wednesday, August 8 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the...

Friends of Liliuokalani Gardens

Help the Bamboo Patch Sing

When the bamboo thicket is cleaned, it sings, according to bamboo maven Kenji Kuroshima. Join in the fun with Friends...

Cesspool Exemptions to increase Housing Options

Exemption on Certain Cesspool Connections to Expand Housing Options

More great news! This time regarding Senator Ruderman’s inquiry regarding housing additions on private property from the Dept. of Health....

Hawai’i May Become First State to Ban Neurotoxin, Chlorpyrifos

Hawai’i May Become First State to Ban Neurotoxin, Chlorpyrifos

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Dozens...

Puna Redevelopment Planning

Senator Ruderman Proposes New Puna Community After Eruption

We’re looking for your ideas and support on this proposal. If you’d like to share your idea for improvements, please...

Puna Farmers – Hamakua Acreage Available for Farming

Puna Farmers – Hamakua Acreage Available for Farming

From the Hāmākua Agricultural Cooperative: Farmers from Kapoho/Puna area – we still have acreage available for farming if you are relocating!...

Governor Ige releases $12 million to County of Hawaiʻi for disaster response

Governor Ige Releases $12 Million to County of Hawaiʻi for Disaster Response

View Lava and Earthquake Resources For Immediate Release June 7, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim...

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Governor Ige Supplies County with More Housing and Law-enforcement Tools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed today a second supplemental emergency proclamation adding housing...

Pesticide Bill SB 3095 SD1 HD1 Could Make Hawaii Schools Safer

Saturday April 28th Update from the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action: YOU DID IT!!! All your calls, emails, letters the...

Puna Ag Park

Funds Released for Feasibility Study for a Potential Agricultural Park in Puna

Some fantastic news to end the week with, I am very grateful for the quick action on the part of...

Oahu SB4 Rail Tax Hike for Bus in the Sky

In Opposition to Rail Tax SB4 – Senate Advances Rail Bill, Senator Ruderman Votes No

The bill was described by the senate in a news release and posted along with the video on Big Island...

2017 Hawaii Hemp Conference

2017 Hawaii Hemp Conference

Senators Ruderman (Puna District 2) and Mike Gabbard (Oahu District 20) joined by Hawaii Farmers Union United President and panel...

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