More young people see opportunity in farming

By Jim Mone, APWhile fresh demographic information on U.S. farmers won’t be available until after a new agricultural census is done next year, there are signs more people in their 20s and 30s are going into farming: Enrollment in university agriculture programs has increased, as has interest in farmer-training programs. Young people are turning...

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Major Airport Project Looms For Maui

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation is studying different plans to comprehensively rebuild Kahului Airport’s aging main runway, which was built in 1942. The runway was constructed during World War II to support military aircraft, long before the era of jumbo jets. “Over the years, as the aircrafts have become larger, and as...

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Cold puts cloud over summer’s fruit crops

While Sydneysiders have been grumbling about the cold start to summer and constantly overcast days, farmers on the central and mid-north coast are also being affected by the gloomy skies, which they say has stunted summer fruit production. “It’s hard to grow things without sunshine,” said chairman of the Central Coast Horticulture branch of...

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