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Big shifts hit Hawaii’s farm landscape

  • COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    Kelena Farms, led by Larry Jefts, harvested more than 1 million pounds of cabbage (shown here) earlier this year on land that had been fallow for more than a decade after Del Monte quit growing pineapple on the land in Wahiawa.

Hawaii lost its last sugar cane plantation in 2016, but the amount of land in farming and number of farms grew during the most recent five-year statewide census of agriculture. Read more

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