Revenue from Hawaii farms rises to 28-year high in 2008
Revenue in 2008 from Hawaiçi farms rose to a 28-year high despite drought conditions, according to the most recent annual assessment of statewide agriculture sales.
Local farm revenue rose 5.4 percent to $609 million from $578 million the year before, according to the U.S. Department of Agricultures National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The gain was modest, but it reversed what had been two consecutive years of lower industry revenue. It also ranked as the second-highest year for sales after $642 million in 1980.