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Farming Hawaii

Moving Past Plantations towards Sustainable Local Farms

Billy Mason | Posted 11.10.2013 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

In the last century, large-scale agricultural production in Hawai'i has significantly diminished as rice, sugarcane, and pineapple production moved off-island because of rising labor and land costs. As a result, the Big Island of Hawai'i currently imports 85% of its food and its residents spend 22% of their income on imported food.