Hawaii senators fly to Maui to visit one of the state’s largest farm companies
October 20, 2021 | Hawaii News Now
KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A group of Hawaii senators flew to the Valley Isle and visited one of the state’s biggest farming companies on Wednesday to get more insight on how to boost locally-produced food.
Since opening in 2018, Mahi Pono transformed 41,000 acres of vacant former sugar cane land in Central Maui into a hub of diversified agriculture.
Farmers grow everything from citrus and potatoes to kalo and coffee.
Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, Ways and Means Committee chair, sees the local farming company as an economic driver.
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