HAWAII CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
/ November 18, 2016 /
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"The Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA) welcomes the protection that this decision provides Hawaii's hard-working farmers and growers for standing up for science and for supporting continued innovation in agriculture. In Hawaii, modern agriculture is thriving, contributing to the livelihood of farmers, the health of our environment, and the strength of our economy. Although we continue to review the decision, we believe that the court of appeals was correct in its conclusion that the individual counties lack the legal authority to regulate in this area. This is good news for local agriculture in Hawaii, as it clears up potential confusion over who has jurisdiction in regulating agricultural operations, leaving that responsibility with the appropriate government agencies."
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