Agriculture

Overview

Agribusiness remains an integral part of Hawaii’s economy, despite a decline in the traditional island crops such as sugarcane and pineapple. Approximately 40 percent of land on Hawaii is farmland and agriculture sales per year in Hawaii are around $357 million dollars.

The Agribusiness practice area includes all technologies in the farming sector and encompasses the whole range of economic activities involved in manufacturing, distributing and processing of these materials into finished products.

Agricultural law, or Agrilaw, deals with law on agricultural infrastructure, seed, water, fertilizer, pesticide as well as agriculture finance, labor and marketing; agricultural insurance; farming rights; land tenure and tenancy system. With implementation of modern technologies and the Hawaii’s burgeoning agritourism activities, issues including credit, intellectual property, trade and commerce related to agricultural products are dealt with in this sector of law.

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