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Maui County closed on a $6 million purchase of 262 acres of Alexander & Baldwin’s agriculture land in the lower Pulehu/Omapio area on Monday.

The county said it secured $5 million in general obligation bond funds through the state of Hawaii in addition to $1 million from its own funding to acquire the land, which nearly doubles the size of its current agriculture park lands. 

“Expanding land availability for small diversified farmers has been an important goal for me,” outgoing Maui County…

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