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Big Island Welcomes Funding to Fight Coffee Berry Borer
Each year, farmers across Hawaii Island grow coffee on more than six thousand acres, around the island. Statewide, Hawaii produces more than 8 million pounds of coffee a year, a crop worth more than $30 million dollars. One of the industry's biggest challenges remains the same as a year ago: the coffee berry borer. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update on how the fight is going.