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Farm bills seek funds, immunity from taxes

The Legislature might exempt meat processors and sales of isle produce from the state's general excise levy

By Andrew Gomes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 18, 2013

~~<p>Basil, spinach and watercress are things John Dobovan is used to helping raise. But this year, the Waimanalo farmer is part of an unprecedented effort by Hawaii's farm industry to help bills rise through the Legislature.</p>
<p>Key industry leaders put together the Local Food Coalition several months ago to spearhead and back efforts to get farm-related legislation passed by state lawmakers this year.</p>
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Basil, spinach and watercress are things John Dobovan is used to helping raise. But this year, the Waimanalo farmer is part of an unprecedented effort by Hawaii's farm industry to help bills rise through the Legislature.

Key industry leaders put together the Local Food Coalition several months ago to spearhead and back efforts to get farm-related legislation passed by state lawmakers this year. Login for more...



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