If Hawaii wants more affordable local food it needs to make a more serious investment in farmers today.
The requirement to transfer leased agricultural and pasture lands to the Department of Agriculture has been in place for decades. The state needs to finally do just that.
The state is the single-largest purchaser of food in Hawaii. How it directs its dollars has a huge impact.
The work of saving and breeding seed once made enormous contributions to Hawaii’s agriculture — and it must again.
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