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The end of sugar in Hawaii


    Alexander & Baldwin announced Wednesday that it would cease operations at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., the last sugar plantation in the state, and transition to a diversified farm model.

  • 2016 January 6 rec'd - BSN - COURTESY ALEXANDER & BALDWIN MAUI - Alexander & Baldwin announced the transition of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company to a diversified farm model today. SHOWN: sugar cane harvest operations A&B HC&S

The owner of the last sugar plantation in the state has decided to quit farming what was once Hawaii’s biggest crop in a move that will lead to layoffs for nearly all of the Maui farm’s 675 workers and mark the end of the long, sweet industry in the islands. Read more

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