Pacific Business News – Nearly 27,000 acres of land on Maui was recently designated for agricultural use. The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture and Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) announced the designation of land for preservation and protection. The state’s Land Use Commission (LUC) approved A&B’s request to protect the Upcountry and Central Maui land as “important Agricultural Lands.” LUC also approved A&B’s request to designate 3,700 acres on Kaua‘i. In 2008, Act 233 was passed with such incentives as “tax credits, loan guarantees and expedited regulatory processing,” to encourage farmers and landowners to delegate lands for agriculture.
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