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By working together, pandemic-battered farmers hope to grow state’s agricultural footprint

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – In mild of the pandemic’s widespread impression, farmers statewide have renewed efforts to work collectively.

Vincent Mina is the pinnacle of Hawaii Farmers Union United, a consortium of greater than 1,000 members from the agricultural trade.

Many of the native growers misplaced enterprise due to closed eating places and motels.

The pandemic additionally underscored the significance of meals sustainability and this week, Mina launched a webinar sequence aimed toward rising the state’s agricultural footprint and discovering long-lasting meals provide options.

“That provided us an opportunity to slow down as a community, to understand that wow, shipping lanes are being affected and wow, where’s my next dinner gonna come from?,” HFUU president Vincent Mina. “It’s really neat to see the connectivity that farmers union has been able to foster through collaboration and cooperation with seeing things as whole systems, whole systems of agriculture.”

The union is internet hosting webinars all through the month main up to its annual conference in December.

The public can tune in at hfuuhi.org.

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