Business Report: Mahi Pono growth plans, Ke Ao Hali’l funds, Kauai budget hearing

Business Report: Mahi Pono growth plans, Ke Ao Hali’l funds, Kauai budget hearing

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On today’s business report, the nonprofit that bought the HC&S sugar plantation this week revealed its initial plans for the Maui farmland, and the list of crops is impressive.

On the first 2,000 acres, Mahi Pono plans to grow alfalfa, coffee, guava, lemons, lilikoi, limes, macnuts, mandarin ranges, oranges, peppers, papayas and pineapples.

Also today, the state land board awards more than $2 million to a Hana nonprofit, Ke Ao Hali’I, so it can buy 27 acres of land containing old growth woods and an ancient settlement.

The plan is to map out the settlement and restore native species.

Finally, Kauai County has a budget hearing, 9 a.m. today, at the Historic County Building.

More hearings are coming on Monday and Tuesday

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