Today's email from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture:
HDOA launched the new and improved Hawaii Agriculture & New Products Database in late August – https://hawaiiagrproducts.ha waii.gov/s/
Thank you to the vendors that have registered and thank you to all that have provided feedback! Today, the website has 47 vendors and 46 products registered! We have a ways to go --- need your help to populate the database with vendor/product information. We have made it as easy as possible to register – and have tutorials posted on the HDOA website: http://hdoa.hawaii.go v/add/main/joininghap/
A Business Registration (BREGS) number is not required because we learned that foreign/domestic entities can register for a BREGS number, so it was a poor filter to allow only Hawaii companies through.
Please note your GET License number is needed to ensure the companies that register benefit HAWAII. Once the GET number is verified, it is not referred to again.
HDOA has a booth at the 2017 Fresh Summit – the Produce Marketing Association trade show – and we will be promoting the website to the grocery/supermarket buyers that attend.
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