The Big Island Farm Bureau (BIFB) is a Multi-County 501c5 Non-Profit Farm Bureau representing agriculture on Hawaii Island. Our mission is to be the "Voice of Agriculture" by promoting, representing & protecting agriculture on Hawaii Island. We are affiliated with the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation. We are self supporting through projects, events & our social enterprise project Hawaii AgVentures; Membership fees are not charged for our services/programs.
Data recently released from USDA Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, indicates that U.S. farmers and ranchers are continuing to demand an increasingly large number of foreign workers via the H-2A Program. In the third quarter of FY2018, DOL certified 81,418 positions nationally, which is up more than 29 percent from the third quarter […]
For the 2018/19 marketing year, Chinese soybean utilization for domestic crushing and exports is projected at 4.2 billion bushels. Global soybean production for the marketing year is projected at 13.2 billion bushels, meaning China is expected to use the equivalent of nearly one-third of every acre of soybeans harvested in the world. Based on average soybean […]