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Business Report: King Sugar

HONOLULU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - The last cane from the last sugar harvest is going through the mill this week at the Gay & Robinson plantation on Kauai. The CEO of the company, Alan Kennett, told Kauai's Garden Island newspaper the work will be done Wednesday or Thursday.

The plantation grew sugar for more than a century. While Alexander & Baldwin's Maui plantation commands premium prices for providing the contents to Sugar in the Raw, Gay & Robinson sold on the basic commodity sugar market long after costs rose beyond prices.

One company proposes to lease part of the land for a biofuels operation and Gay & Robinson itself has plans for a hydroelectric operation, but this appears to be the end of King Sugar on Kauai.

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