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Maui Pineapple Shutting Down

NEWS FLASH--Maui Land & Pineapple Company has just announced that they are shutting down pineapple operations on Maui by the end of the year. 

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Maui Land & Pineapple Company has been sustaining heavy losses for many years and was unable to define a viable plan to continue operations.  Several hundred workers will lose their jobs and fresh Maui-grown pineapples will be a thing of the past except for some small farmers.  The island of Oahu went through this last year when Del Monte abruptly stopped pineapple production.  Dole still produces pineapple on Oahu but has significantly scaled back operations over the years.

Agriculture is taking a heavy hit throughout Hawaii.  Just last week Kauai ended their sugar cane operations after harvesting their final crop (see my post HERE).  For now, sugar is still a big crop on Maui and thousands of acres of it greet incoming passengers who pass over the valley fields prior to landing.

Tourists can still get fresh Hawaiian pineapple to take back to the mainland.  But those wanting to do so would be wise to visit now rather than later.

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsRichard T. Dolbeare • November 04 2009 10:20AM

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I remember how fresh and delicious the pineapples were when we visited Hawaii.....

It's a shame the industry is suffering!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 9 years ago

Hi Ann.  I'm sure Maui is known more for pineapples than sugar but sugar is the bigger crop (for now).

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) about 9 years ago

Richard how sad I love pineapples YES I AM ODD I love them on a pizza.... LOL... therefore NO ONE will ever eat my slices of pizza. Have a wonderful weekend

Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) about 9 years ago

Hi Lynn-Pineapple pizza is pretty common here, you would fit right in. 

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) about 9 years ago

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