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Agriculture In Hawaii

How People Across Hawaii Are Creating Spaces To Grow Their Own Food Courtesy of Amanda Spangler

How People Across Hawaii Are Creating Spaces To Grow Their Own Food

Locally grown vegetables are expensive, so communities are coming together to grow fresh produce.

Court Rules In Favor Of A&B, Land Board In Maui Water Dispute DLNR

Court Rules In Favor Of A&B, Land Board In Maui Water Dispute

Sierra Club Hawaii is weighing its legal options in the case regarding East Maui stream diversions.

How Addressing Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Crisis Could Help Farming Efforts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Addressing Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Crisis Could Help Farming Efforts

Farmers say housing insecurity threatens their ability to retain employees and makes it difficult to ramp up production.

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove Courtesy: DLNR

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove

The majority of Hawaii’s dams trace their roots back to the sugar cane plantation days, but the industry has left the state. And so has the money to maintain them.

Online Platform Lets Low-Income Shoppers Buy Local Farm Products Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Online Platform Lets Low-Income Shoppers Buy Local Farm Products

Farm Link Hawaii connects food stamp beneficiaries with local farmers. The next step: taking those transactions online.

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii

Some developers have turned acreage earmarked for farming into high-end luxury homes with high prices and restrictions on what the land can be used for.

Made In Hawaii? This Innovative Startup Can Help You Promote Your Product Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Made In Hawaii? This Innovative Startup Can Help You Promote Your Product

When the pandemic hit, the start-up ditched its hospitality-focused components and zeroed in on a goal to help Hawaii food entrepreneurs reach a larger audience.

Fewer Farmers Are Growing Hawaii’s ‘Miracle Food’ Taro Despite Growing Demand Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Fewer Farmers Are Growing Hawaii’s ‘Miracle Food’ Taro Despite Growing Demand

Growing, cultivating and cooking the starchy root vegetable, which is used to make poi, is hard work that’s not always profitable.

Seed Diversity Is Vital To The Future Of Food

Seed Diversity Is Vital To The Future Of Food

The work of saving and breeding seed once made enormous contributions to Hawaii’s agriculture — and it must again.