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Hawaii Coffee Farmers: State Policy Is Putting Crops At Risk


When the U.S. Department of Agriculture outlawed importing unroasted, green coffee into Hawaii in 1998, the purpose was clear: to protect one of the state’s prized cash crops from a nefarious beetle called the coffee berry borer.

But instead of following the strict federal policy, which appears to apply only to coffee sent directly from a foreign location, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture set a lower bar. If the coffee stops at another U.S. port first, under Hawaii law, it’s fine to come into Hawaii.

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