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March 28, 2014

Dairy not so merry

From The Garden Island:

LIHUE — Following a sometimes tense hour-long discussion Thursday morning on Ulupono Initiative’s proposed dairy operation in Mahaulepu, 15-year-old Talia Abrams raised her hand to ask a question.

What is the biggest issue “at the moment,” with the project, she said to company spokeswoman Amy Hennessey.

It didn’t take Hennessey long to answer: “Helping the community understand the design so they feel comfortable with it,” she said.

Based on comments during the monthly meeting of the Lihue Business Association, that won’t be easily done.

A larger-than-usual crowd of about 50 people attended the gathering at Duke’s Canoe Club to hear the latest plans for the $17.5 million Hawaii Dairy Farms project. Concerns were many, including risks to the environment and economy, the location of the farm, and an onslaught of flies, smell and pollution on the South Shore.

Read the full article in The Garden Island here.

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