Hawai'i seed crop industry reports

Hawai'i seed crop industry reports

The Garden Island - September 27, 2009

The seed industry’s significant contributions to the state’s economy were confirmed by two recent economic reports issued by the Hawai‘i Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service and well-known Hawai‘i economist Dr. Leroy Laney.

In its Aug. 31 report, “Hawaii Seed Crops,” the NASS estimates the value of Hawaii’s seed industry for the 2008/2009 season was a “record high” of $176.6 million.  Seed corn accounts for $169.3 million, or 96 percent, of the total value.

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