Senators meet with Kauai farmers

HONOLULU (AP) - Two state senators are visiting Kauai farmers to hear about their problems and concerns in preparation for next month's legislative session.

Agriculture Committee Chairman Donovan Dela Cruz and Kauai Sen. Ronald Kouchi plan to meet with Grove Farm, the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative, seed corn industry leaders and coffee growers Wednesday and Thursday.

Dela Cruz said he wants to hear directly from farmers about their issues during his first neighbor island visit.

Kouchi, a member of the Agriculture Committee, said he wants to hear ideas for improving farming on the Garden Island.

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