The End of Sugar on Kauai – Is This the Beginning of the End for Hawaii’s Iconic Agricultural Products?

Thursday September 24, 2009 Yesterday, Gay & Robinson announced that they would cease sugar operations on Kauai this fall, a year earlier than they had previously announced. This will mark the end of sugar production on Kauai. When Gay & Robinson first announced its intentions in July 2007, there was anticipation that a partnership...

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James Dole, Pineapple King

By SCOTT STODDARD, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY Dole landed in Hawaii in 1899, started Hawaiian Pineapple Co. two years later and was pounding out 2 million cases of the canned fruit by 1923. James Dole was 22 when he set out for Hawaii in 1899. He had little experience in business or farming. In his...

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California Co. buys Hawaii papaya operations | starbulletin.com | Business | /2008/05/21/

  Calavo Growers is buying Hawaii Pride and Hawaiian Sweet By Nina Wu nwu@starbulletin.com Calavo Growers of California has acquired papaya and tropical-product packing and processing operations on the Big Island for between $10 million and $14 million. Calavo Growers is buying Hawaiian Sweet Inc. and Hawaii Pride LLC from Calavo’s chairman, president and...

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Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness How Prepared is Your Farming Operation? Maui Extension Office Monday, November 26, 2007 11 am ? 1:30 pm Natural disasters, such as droughts, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, pests, and diseases, can cause excessive economic damage to agricultural production. In addition to crop damage, disasters can also affect farm buildings, machinery, animals, irrigation,...

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Decisions made with sustainability in mind

The Hot Seat The Honolulu Advertiser From politicians to newsmakers to everyday people in the news ? Editorial and Opinion Editor Jeanne Mariani-Belding puts them in the Hot Seat, and lets you ask the questions. So get ready. Let the conversation begin. Reach Jeanne at jmbelding@honoluluadvertiser.com. Posted on: July 30, 2007 at 12:02:58 pm...

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Methods to clean up contaminated soil: Heptachlor Part 3

Molokai Times By Alexandra Charles 7/19/2007 To restore Molokai’s contaminated soil, University of Hawaii researchers Alton Arakaki and Qing Li, as well as retired Molokai farmer Lonnie Williams, are rooting for a technique called phytoremediation, which consists of growing plants that can naturally accumulate chemicals from soil. Barbara Zeeb, associate professor of biotechnologies and...

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