Local farms in labor bind

In 2008, there were 202 requests (more than twice the number of requests in 2006 and 2007), and 137 of those were approved. Across the nation in 2009, 5,177 workers entered the U.S. under the H-2A program, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The problem is supply versus demand. “If Hawaii is going...

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Last pieces of Maui Pine sold at auction – The Maui News

Going, going — now it’s gone KAHULUI – The $23 million fresh fruit processing line that three years ago was supposed to represent the new future of Maui Pineapple Co. was auctioned Tuesday for $125,000. "It’s so specialized," said Maui Land & Pineapple Co. President Ryan Churchill, noting that there weren’t likely to be...

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