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Helping local farms more important than ever

By Maria Gallo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2013

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie's proposed supplemental budget includes funding to acquire prime Oahu agriculture land, invest in Molokai irrigation system improvements and the Waimea Homestead Community Agricultural Park, and fill state Department of Agriculture positions in pesticide, marketing and statistics programs.</p>
<p>Fortifying prime agricultural lands and infrastructure, and supporting local farming are critical elements for food security for our state. Agriculture must be a predominant theme in our sense of place.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie's proposed supplemental budget includes funding to acquire prime Oahu agriculture land, invest in Molokai irrigation system improvements and the Waimea Homestead Community Agricultural Park, and fill state Department of Agriculture positions in pesticide, marketing and statistics programs.

Fortifying prime agricultural lands and infrastructure, and supporting local farming are critical elements for food security for our state. Agriculture must be a predominant theme in our sense of place. Login for more...



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