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Economic state of agriculture globally and in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Agriculture is under significant pressures globally.  In recent weeks, a number of well known agricultural companies in Hawaii have announced plans to either shut down or significantly alter their operations.  

Dr. Robert Fraley, Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto, is well versed in the challenges facing agriculture and discussed the pressures farmers face to produce the food we all consume.  He also discussed the role technology is playing to address global challenges and how technology could help farmers produce more food for a planet with a rapidly expanding population. 

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