Hawaii’s last sugar plantation to be biofuel ‘lab’ – BusinessWeek

By AUDREY McAVOYHONOLULU Hawaii’s last sugar plantation could start producing jet fuel for the Navy. Federal agencies on Wednesday announced they would spend millions of dollars to study producing advanced biofuels from sugarcane grown at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar’s fields on Maui. The Office of Naval Research is budgeting $2 million annually for the...

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‘Agricultural disaster’ aid available for Maui County – The Maui News

‘Agricultural disaster’ aid available for Maui County By CHRIS HAMILTON, Staff Writer POSTED: December 11, 2009 WAILUKU – For the second straight year, Maui County farmers and ranchers could receive federal aid after the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared the county an "agricultural disaster zone" Thursday. U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka announced...

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