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State aid essential to staying afloat, top isle dairy says

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2008

    Meadow Gold, the only milk processor in Hawaii, last year forced the state’s two remaining dairies to accept drastically lower payments for raw wholesale milk that it prepares for sale. Above, a Meadow Gold employee checks the accuracy of expiration dates sprayed onto half-gallon juice cartons at the company’s plant in Honolulu.

Hawaii’s largest dairy is seeking state help to develop a $10 million milk processing plant after the only local processor dramatically cut what it pays Hawaii’s last two dairy farms for their milk last year. Read more

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