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Statewide drought conditions are affecting Hawaii ranchers especially hard

COURTESY ULUPALAKUA RANCH
                                Drought is affecting Hawaii ranchers who lack enough forage to sustain their herds. Although its higher-elevation pastures are still somewhat green, about a third of Ulupalakua Ranch’s 15,000 acres in southwest Maui are unusable due to dry conditions, according to ranch President Sumner Erdman.
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COURTESY ULUPALAKUA RANCH

Drought is affecting Hawaii ranchers who lack enough forage to sustain their herds. Although its higher-elevation pastures are still somewhat green, about a third of Ulupalakua Ranch’s 15,000 acres in southwest Maui are unusable due to dry conditions, according to ranch President Sumner Erdman.