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Farm development agency may be plowed under by Hawaii lawmakers

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / 2019
                                The state purchased 1,200 acres of former Del Monte pineapple farmland several years ago of which Ho Farms leases 65 acres to grow cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, beans and okra.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / 2019

    The state purchased 1,200 acres of former Del Monte pineapple farmland several years ago of which Ho Farms leases 65 acres to grow cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, beans and okra.

A state agency with special powers to expand diversified agriculture could be nearing a brink of perhaps its biggest accomplishment in 27 years, or disbandment. Read more

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