Crop of opportunity

Bill Buley / The Garden Island

Ray Maki, owner of Permaculture Kauai, speaks at the Lihue Business Association meeting Thursday at Duke’s Canoe Club at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, while Yoshi LʻHote, center, and Daryl Kaneshiro listen.

LIHUE — When the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes out with administrative rules governing the cultivation of hemp, expect Hawaii to submit a state plan, said Micah Munekata, legislative coordinator, state Department of Agriculture.