According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half of Hawaii is currently in a state of drought. One area that’s feeling the heat is the local beef industry. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with a rancher on Maui and has this report.
The recent brush fire in North Kona is the latest reminder that drought remains a problem for many areas around the state. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked about the dry conditions with an expert from the National Weather Service.
The term buy local takes on a special significance here in Hawaii. Living on an island, we rely heavily on imports, shipping in nearly 90% of our food. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, an upcoming event is bringing together local farmers and producers...with the hopes of getting more Hawaii products on our shelves.
SPROUT Hawaii takes place Saturday, August 10 from 8 am - 6:30 pm at the Kapiolani Community College. The event is free and you can register online.