The islands’ cane crop will never return to the production levels of plantation days, but it’s essential for these local businesses.
Measures on medical marijuana and all-mail voting are moving forward before the session wraps up next week.
Facing a Friday deadline, Hawaii lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on the wide-ranging measure.
A bill would provide $6 million to the Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp. to acquire the land, part of which is already leased to a seed company.
Lawmakers may expand the power of the Agribusiness Development Corp. even as its officials try to stave off a review of its operations.
An energy company has proposed buying the 55,000 acre ranch, which has been idle since 2008, to farm organic biofuels.