We’ve determined that Whole Foods Market (WFMI) was more relevant to the development of Hawaiian Agriculture do to their commitment to sell fresh local agricultural products rather then tracking an index so PowerShares DB Agriculture (DBA) has been replaced....
The annual charts have bee updated. CLICK HERE to view. The 360 day comparative price, line and histogram charts, page has been updated also. CLICK HERE to view. Maui Land and Pineapple (MLP) 02-26-2010 14.02% GAIN from the open on the 12th to the close on the 19th open 3.28 02/12/2010 close 3.74 02/19/2010...Continue reading
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono visits Maui’s Haliimaile Pineapple Company on Flickr – Photo Sharing!...
When Maui Pineapple closed it’s doors, Haliimaile Pineapple Company opened their’s, thereby saving lots of local jobs. Cudos to the Haliimaile Pineapple Company! The company is growing the popular Maui Gold variety of pineapple and the strategy is to focus mainly on the local market, although a small portion will be exported to the...Continue reading
Admit it: You’re in denial Richard Tedlow is the Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His most recent book is Denial: Why Business Leaders Fail to Look Facts in the Face — and What You Can Do About It. If any business leader could stare facts squarely in the...Continue reading
Prickly issue of vanishing pineapple Growing sugarcane and pineapple is hard work, as generations of plantation and farm workers in Hawai’i can attest, but making money at it these days may be even harder. While conditions have improved in modern times for the islands’ fieldworkers, the competition from Third World countries — with different...Continue reading
For Neil Harl, distinguished professor emeritus in agriculture and economics at Iowa State University, a request to appear at a hearing March 12 in Ankeny on antitrust issues in the seed industry was compelling enough to lure him back from his winter retreat in Hawaii. “It was tempting to stay away,” Harl said from...Continue reading
Watching TV. All day. Well, six hours anyway. I wouldn’t miss tomorrow’s health care political extravaganza. I’m planning to crack open a brewski and a bag of Cheet-Os, and splay out in front of the boob tube for the full six excruciating hours. C-Span on steroids. What’s wrong with me? Don’t I know health...Continue reading
Whole Foods Market Kahului, Maui, opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Maui Mall with a traditional bread-baking ceremony, prizes for shoppers, and a schedule of events throughout this month and next. The first 200 shoppers who spend $50 or more receive a free, reusable tote printed specially for the occasion; this offer repeats...Continue reading