Kilauea's vog a threat to Big Isle fa...

Kilauea's vog a threat to Big Isle farmers

There are 26 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 11, 2008, titled Kilauea's vog a threat to Big Isle farmers. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Kilauea's volcanic emissions are causing financial losses for Big Island farmers, who have seen crops completely wiped out due to the ongoing vog.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
TeriYaki

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jul 11, 2008
Oh puhleese Alice..are you retarded? The vog affects just one area of the huge Big Island. It has been doing so for more years then you have been alive. Please think before you make such stupid comments.
who="alice"]Yes, I fear the Big island may just be finished as a viable tourist zone.
Reader

Honolulu, HI

#22 Jul 11, 2008
It would be helpful to know which crops are NOT damaged by the VOG. The farmers could look up the VOG-tolerance of a crop before deciding whether to risk it.

The current farmers are (inadvertently) developing the data ... a farmer with VOG-damaged crops is obviously in a prime VOG test area. Someone (at UH?) should track this and publish the findings so at least some knowledge could come out of this difficult situation.
John Gordines- Kauai

Honolulu, HI

#23 Jul 11, 2008
We support the Big Island concerns. We depend on Big Island flowers for our peak seasons, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day and bring in anthuriums on a weekly basis too.
Futhermore, I am a Kauai County Farm Bureau Member. Every year our Tropical Flowers and Foliage Association- Kauai Chapter gets flowers for our Kauai County Fair event from Mc Calls. They have excellent product and are concerned for them and may not be able to get this year.
We hope that DOA will support them.
Aloha,
Johnny Gordines
realmerv

Kaneohe, HI

#24 Jul 11, 2008
TeriYaki wrote:
Oh puhleese Alice..are you retarded? The vog affects just one area of the huge Big Island. It has been doing so for more years then you have been alive. Please think before you make such stupid comments.
<quoted text>
TeriYaki, you have to forgive Alice since she has only been in Hawaii for a year and probably hasn't visited the Big Island yet. And she hasn't learned yet that you shouldn't talk about things you don't know anything about.
Texas Speaking

Cypress, TX

#25 Jul 11, 2008
Texas Hypocrisy wrote:
So 'Texas Speaking' when the next big hurricane rolls through the gulf and destroys half of Texas, as Katrina and Rita did to your neighbors, then y'all don't go askin' fer help from the government, okay? What a hypocrite.
I don't know about you, but most of us down here have insurance to cover hurricanes, storms and floods. I've paid my insurance for over 30 years without a claim, but if we do have a storm I'm covered as are most people down here. I don't believe there is VOG insurance is there??? As for the Rita and Katrina people, down here in Houston we took in over 300,000 of them, gave them homes, schooling, food and jobs all of which was paid from from out taxes and some FEMA Funds! WHAT DID YOU DO FOR THEM????? Not a damn thing I bet!
Spirit of 76

Haskell, TX

#26 Jul 11, 2008
gov- vog spelled backwards

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pahala Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Eden Roc Music Thread Aug 7 Musikologist 4
Volcano Music Thread (Apr '15) Jun '17 Musikologist 6
News Naalehu Theater needs saving Feb '17 irloyal 1
Volcano Cake (Oct '16) Oct '16 Aunt Flow 1
Building in Fern Forest (Oct '06) Jul '16 CollegeGrad 5
Hawaii Volcano Tour Starting Point - Oahu, Hilo... (Jul '16) Jul '16 musttoast 1
Election Who do you support for Lieutenant Governor in H... (Oct '10) Apr '16 American Infidel 20

Pahala Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Pahala Mortgages