WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representatives Jill Tokuda (D-HI) and Ed Case (D-HI) in introducing the Macadamia Tree Health Initiative Amendments Act.
“This legislation will build on the Hawaii’s delegation’s work to strengthen research initiatives into threats to our state’s macadamia nut production,” said Senator Hirono. “Macadamia nuts are an important agricultural product, providing local jobs and bolstering our state’s economy. It is critical that we invest in macadamia nut-related research to ensure we can keep the plants and the industry healthy. I’ll continue to work with my delegation colleagues to push for the inclusion of this legislation in the 2023 Farm Bill.”
The Macadamia Tree Health Initiative Amendments Act would amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act by expanding high-priority research and extension grants to: