Study: pandemic led to planting

Contributed by the Haraguchi family

The Haraguchi taro farm is still recovering from flooding last April. The family has continued to farm taro despite challenges posed by the devastating flood.

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Kaua‘i Coffee’s Numila fields are seen under a bright, blue sky.

LIHU‘E — The amount of planted acreage on Kaua‘i increased over the past year, according to an updated study on land use in the state released by the state Department of Agriculture.