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Using a pallet jack, Esaki’s Produce employee Rudy Salud takes cases of bananas off a truck and into the warehouse Friday afternoon in Kapaʻa.

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Gary Remigio hauls a shipment of bananas off the truck Friday afternoon at the Esaki’s Produce warehouse in Kapaʻa.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Earl Kashiwagi of Esaki's Produce checks baby bak choy for freshness Friday while waiting for final agricultural inspection at the Hawaiian Airlines cargo terminal at Lihue Airport.

KAPA‘A — Earl Kashiwagi estimates there is an unforeseen event that dramatically alters the economic climate once every 10 years.