A new report from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, “10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii,” by Institute President and CEO Keli’i Akina, Ph.d., examines the decline of agriculture in Hawaii, and recommends solutions to help improve agriculture in the islands.
The analysis highlights that since 1980 Hawaii has lost over 540,000 acres of crop and pastureland. Causes for the decline in agriculture in the islands include Hawaii’s high cost of living, transportation costs, taxation, regulation and regulatory uncertainty. Solutions involve transforming Hawaii’s investment climate, reducing unneeded regulations, protecting property rights and lowering the cost of shipping.
To read or download the report, click HERE.