Economic Issues, 1997 - present

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    Producer Business Checkup
    (University of Hawaii, 2013-06) Nakamoto, Stuart ; Teegerstrom, Trent ; Tronstad, Russell
    This guide and worksheet is designed to aid agricultural producers in the evaluation of their business practices
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    Comparison of cost structure and economic performance of Hawaii and U.S. mainland farms
    (University of Hawaii, 2012-03) Arita, Shawn ; Naomasa, Emiko ; Leung, PingSun
    This report compares economic performance between Hawai‘i and mainland U.S. agricultural producers in order to assess economic viability and the direction in which Hawai‘i agriculture is heading. It outlines challenges faced by Hawai‘i farms, and considers possible solutions.
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    A comparison of agricultural input prices: Hawaii vs. its major competitors
    (University of Hawaii, 2011-10) Parcon, Hazel ; Arita, Shawn ; Loke, Matthew ; Leung, PingSun
    This fact sheet compares the prices of different agricultural production inputs faced by Hawai‘i farmers with those faced by farmers from other competing countries. The inputs under review include labor, energy, fertilizer, land, agricultural machinery, water, transportation, and financing.
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    An Overview of Seafood Consumption and Supply Sources: Hawaii versus U.S.
    (University of Hawaii, 2012-03) Loke, Matthew ; Geslani, Cheryl ; Takenaka, Brooks ; Leung, PingSun
    This study compares Hawai‘i and the U.S. mainland in terms of seafood consumption and import. It looks at total, per capita, species grouping, historical and global consumption.
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    Costs of Transporting Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Honolulu from Hilo and Los Angeles
    (University of Hawaii, 2010-06) Parcon, Hazel ; Loke, Matthew ; Leung, PingSun
    This publication describes the factors involved in the costs of transporting fresh fruits and vegetables to Honolulu from Hilo and Los Angeles. Transportation cost of food represents a significant factor of Hawaii's cost of living.
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    Competitiveness of Hawaii's Agricultural Products in Japan
    (University of Hawaii, 2010-05) Parcon, Hazel ; Yu, Run ; Loke, Matthew ; Leung, PingSun
    This publication extends and updates a recent CTAHR publication that assessed Hawai‘i’s comparative advantage (CA) in selected agricultural products in the U.S. mainland market. It examines the CA patterns of Hawai‘i’s agricultural exports to the Japan market over the period 1995 to 2008.
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    Industry Analysis: Identifying Research and Extension Priorities for Hawai'i's Avocado, Banana, Citrus, and Specialty Fruits
    (University of Hawaii, 2009-01) Nagao, Mike
    Hawai‘i has the potential to be a major supplier of specialty fruits. To achieve this potential, a consistent supply, reliable production methods, and postharvest management practices are of paramount importance. This industry analysis focuses on setting research and extension priorities for specialty fruits management, production, handling, and marketing.
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    Hawai'i Avocado Industry Analysis; Part 2: Buyer Preferences Focus
    (University of Hawaii, 2008-07) Barber, Silvia G. ; Chan-Halbrendt, Catherine ; Krishnakumar, Jyotsna ; Radovich, Theodore J. ; Love, Ken
    Test panels assessed Hawaii consumers' and chefs' preferences for avocados. Several locally named cultivars were preferred over the commonly grown 'Sharwil', which is the main competitor of imported 'Hass' in Hawaii markets. Constraints, including the problem of seasonality, and opportunities in Hawaii's avocado industry are discussed.
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    Economic Impacts of Improving Hawaii's Food Self-sufficiency
    (University of Hawaii, 2008-12) Leung, PingSun ; Loke, Matthew
    Not much of the food consumed in Hawaii is produced in Hawaii; approximately $3.1 billion leaves the state annually to support agribusinesses elsewhere. The publication focuses on the economic multiplier effect of increasing food self-sufficiency. Taking into account the multiplier effects, replacing just 10 percent of imported foods would generate an estimated economy-wide impact of $188 million in sales, $47 million in earnings, $6 million in state tax revenues, and more than 2,300 jobs, assuming the availability of resources and infrastructure for such an expansion in production.
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    Comparative Advantage of Selected Agricultural Products in Hawaii: A Revealed Comparative Advantage Assessment
    (University of Hawaii, 2007-10) Cai, Junning ; Leung, PingSun ; Loke, Matthew
    This economic analysis attempts to answer the question, Which of Hawai‘i’s agricultural products are relatively more competitive and stand a better chance to thrive in the long run? Eleven products are subjected to analysis.
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