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Land sale a plus for farming


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 12, 2012

~~<p>Oahu land in agriculture has plummeted in past decades, so the sale of former pineapple acreage by heirs of a plantation owner near Wahiawa for lease to farmers is a welcome comeback. Brokered by the Trust for Public Land, the deal is planned for lease of land to farmers for crops that hopefully will replace a significant amount of groceries that now come from the mainland.</p>
<p>The 1,743 acres have been in the estate of George Galbraith, an Irish immigrant who acquired the land in the 19th century and died in 1904. The trust explained that the time clock has expired nearly a century later, as 48 descendants and an estimated 600 beneficiaries had to decide what to do with the land.</p>
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Oahu land in agriculture has plummeted in past decades, so the sale of former pineapple acreage by heirs of a plantation owner near Wahiawa for lease to farmers is a welcome comeback. Brokered by the Trust for Public Land, the deal is planned for lease of land to farmers for crops that hopefully will replace a significant amount of groceries that now come from the mainland.

The 1,743 acres have been in the estate of George Galbraith, an Irish immigrant who acquired the land in the 19th century and died in 1904. The trust explained that the time clock has expired nearly a century later, as 48 descendants and an estimated 600 beneficiaries had to decide what to do with the land. Login for more...



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