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There's been lots of discussion throughout the state about the need to have more farmers and to have more of our food grown right here at home. On Hawaii Island, there's a program to develop new farmers--and they're looking for candidates. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.

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Flickr / artist in doing nothing

Investigators in Oregon are still trying to determine how genetically modified wheat wound up in a farmer’s field. The incident’s already having an impact in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Mahi'ai Match-Up: Making Ag Dreams A Reality

May 20, 2013
Mahi‘ai Matchup
Mahi‘ai Matchup

A local contest is making it easier to kickstart a career in agriculture. An open call for land proposals on some of the state’s prime ag lands could result in a five year land lease…for free! HPR’s Molly Solomon reports. 

The Conversation for April 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

It’s Thursday, April 25 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Ag to go or ag to grow food?

Ashley Lukens is the Vice President of the Hawaii Food Policy Council and a PhD candidate studying alternative food systems in the Department of Political Science at UH Manoa. She is also a Sea Grant Graduate Trainee, documenting the impact of shifting land use practices and has been following two potentially game-changing bills that could alter the balance of how Hawaii feeds itself.

Growing a New Crop of Young Farmers

Mar 25, 2013
Molly Solomon

This week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at food in the islands. We call it “Feeding Ourselves, Hawaii’s Food Future.” All week, we’ll report on a number of issues relating to food. Today, we start with people. The future of locally-grown food not only depends on land, water and crops—it also depends on farmers. The average age of a farmer in Hawaii is now sixty. But there’s one farm in Waianae that’s leading a youth movement—growing not only food, but also growing farmers. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports…