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Farmer sues ‘rogue’ state agency over alleged mistreatment

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Twelve-hundred acres of former Del Monte pineapple fields in Wahiawa were acquired by the state Agribusiness Development Corp. in 2012 with a plan to open up small plots to local farmers. Now the state agency is being sued by a small farmer who claims the agency didn’t follow through on its promises.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Twelve-hundred acres of former Del Monte pineapple fields in Wahiawa were acquired by the state Agribusiness Development Corp. in 2012 with a plan to open up small plots to local farmers. Now the state agency is being sued by a small farmer who claims the agency didn’t follow through on its promises.

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