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The land company Alexander & Baldwin is among the big losers after senators can’t agree on a proposal to allow stream diversion to continue.
Hawaii has delicious traditional and local crops, and it’s well past time for us to dig into the potential that’s been around us all along.
A Senate committee is expected to decide Thursday whether to extend stream diversion authority for another three years.
The agribusiness giant has also been sued by Hawaii plaintiffs who allege the pesticide caused their cancer.
While rising sea levels get much of the attention, another significant threat is the impact of severe weather on Hawaii’s mountains, watersheds and ag lands.
The Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp. manages about 3,300 acres of land and infrastructure acquired with $71.4 million in taxpayer money.
The island’s only full-service slaughterhouse has quit taking smaller animals, leaving farmers, butchers and lovers of fresh kalua pork with no place to turn.
Gov. David Ige has a vision for sustainability but progress has been slow.
Hawaii Dairy Farms was thwarted by regulatory obstacles, lawsuits and community opposition.
The land used to grow sugarcane for 150 years will now be used to cultivate other crops.
A lawsuit filed last year alleged repeated spills and runoff of cattle manure, cattle urine and other waste from Big Island Dairy violated federal laws.
State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz and a state agency are aggressively moving ahead with development plans for Central Oahu’s Whitmore Village.