Last year, two of the state’s anchor tenants in Kekaha, Kaua`i — seed companies Dupont Pioneer and Syngenta — together withdrew more than 1,500 acres from their licenses with the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC). In August, Syngenta sought to abandon about 850 of its remaining 2,037 acres, but concerns about how the continued exodus would affect the management paradigm there led the ADC to defer the matter until Syngenta representatives could brief the board on the company’s future plans for the area.
Maintenance of the expansive irrigation system that feeds the ADC’s lands in Kekaha, the . . .
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