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Hawaiʻi Island is still drying out from record-breaking rainfall it received during Hurricane Lane. But as HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports prolonged wet weather could have a lasting impact on Big Island farmers.

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Papaya Farmers Reeling from Tropical Storm Iselle

Aug 13, 2014
Bill Walter
Bill Walter

The impacts of Tropical Storm Iselle are also being felt by Hawai‘i Island’s farming community. All week, farmers and ranchers have been assessing their land and putting a dollar amount on damage from the storm. As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, one group in particular took a big hit.

Sprouting Hawaii's Next Crop of Local Producers

Aug 7, 2013
Flickr / jenniedo
Flickr / jenniedo

The term buy local takes on a special significance here in Hawaii. Living on an island, we rely heavily on imports, shipping in nearly 90% of our food. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, an upcoming event is bringing together local farmers and producers...with the hopes of getting more Hawaii products on our shelves.

SPROUT Hawaii takes place Saturday, August 10 from 8 am - 6:30 pm at the Kapiolani Community College. The event is free and you can register online.