Isle seed industry flourishing

Posted on: Saturday, July 11, 2009

Value of state’s biggest farming sector hits record $146 million, study finds

By Andrew Gomes
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Hawai’i’s fast-growing seed crop industry forecasts spending $276 million over the next 10 years, up from $164 million in the past 10 years, suggesting the state’s biggest farming sector expects continued expansion.

The forecast for capital expenditures was included in a new study commissioned by the Hawai’i Farm Bureau Federation and paid for by the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, a trade group representing seed companies.

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