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   Hawaiian Floriculture And Nursery Products Register Highest Value Since 2009
by Big Island Now
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:12PM EST

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released survey findings for Hawai‘i’s agriculture industry production and sales during the 2016 and 2017 season.

The survey reports that Hawai‘i aquaculture sales totaled $75.7 million in 2016, falling slightly from the year prior. Algae sales were $34.3 million and accounted for 45.4 percent of the total sales. Overall aquaculture sales have held steady since hitting a record high in 2014.

Floriculture and nursery products were reported to be at their highest value since 2009. The 2016 preliminary value of Hawai‘i’s products is estimated at $74.5, according to NASS, Pacific Region, Hawai‘i Field Office. Increases in sales were attributed to landscape plant material and other nursery products. Cut flowers totaled $6.33 million, a slight increase from 2015.

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