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Maui Sugar “End of an Era:” Parting Thoughts

December 22, 2016, 5:54 PM HST
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After 145 years on Maui, the final sugar harvest happened on Dec. 12, 2016 for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company.  So, we’re wrapping up our “Maui Sugar:  End of an Era” series with some reflections and insights from the local businesses who made the series possible.

In this video, we share a few thoughts on the sugar industry’s significant impact on our culture, our economy, our landscape, our development…even our surf scene!

In early 2016, Alexander & Baldwin announced its plans to discontinue sugar production on Maui, marking an end of an era for sugar on Maui and in the state of Hawaiʻi.  Plans for diversified agriculture are among options for our island as we look toward the future.
See video of the final harvest and other details in our series here.

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