Lost in the shuffle of agricultural giant Monsanto’s announcement last week that it is shedding 700 jobs was the impact on a small seed corn operation on the smallest and quietest of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Pacific Business News — piggybacking on a piece from its sister publication in St. Louis, where 150 of those job losses are to occur — reported Wednesday that a Monsanto spokesman said the company will “exit” the Hanapepe, Kauai location, putting four full-time employees out of a job.

Monsanto employs approximately 850 people total on Oahu, Maui and Molokai, according to PBN, a small fraction of more than 20,000 worldwide.

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