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Dairy farm proposal deserves a chance


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 15, 2014

~~<p>So much of what we eat and drink in Hawaii is shipped in from somewhere else that our elected and community leaders have stated a priority to increase agricultural production in the islands, a philoso- phy that has garnered the enthusiastic assent of everyone from schoolchildren, to restaurant chefs to business executives throughout the islands.</p>
<p>Now is the time to put the walk to that talk, as forces on Kauai coalesce against Hawai&lsquo;i Dairy Farms, which would be the state's first grass-fed dairy operation and effectively double milk production in the state. Backed by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative, the dairy has been open with the community about its plans, has taken steps to mitigate odor and other concerns, and is well more than two miles away from a major resort that is among those lodging pre-emptive complaints.</p>
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So much of what we eat and drink in Hawaii is shipped in from somewhere else that our elected and community leaders have stated a priority to increase agricultural production in the islands, a philoso- phy that has garnered the enthusiastic assent of everyone from schoolchildren, to restaurant chefs to business executives throughout the islands.

Now is the time to put the walk to that talk, as forces on Kauai coalesce against Hawai‘i Dairy Farms, which would be the state's first grass-fed dairy operation and effectively double milk production in the state. Backed by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative, the dairy has been open with the community about its plans, has taken steps to mitigate odor and other concerns, and is well more than two miles away from a major resort that is among those lodging pre-emptive complaints. Login for more...



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