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bringing heavy rain. Image from NOAA
RAINFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR KAʻŪ COFFEE FARMERS AND RANCHERS in recent months, the higher than average precipitation also reaching north to Kona Coffee farms. The extra rain has benefited both the coffee and cattle industry. In June, the gauge at Kapāpala Ranch between Pāhala and Volcano, measured 4.07 inches, more than 2.5 times normal rainfall. Pāhala registered 2.64 inches, 28% above average June rainfall. Kahuku Ranch, between Ocean View and South Point Road, registered 4.19 inches, almost twice its normal June rainfall.
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An HFUU statement notes that the HFU State President Kaipo Kekona will be on hand, along with a visiting delegation from the National Farmers Union led by President Rob Larew. "The NFU delegation is visiting Hawaiʻi to learn more about our chapters, the unique issues that face farmers in Hawaiʻi, and to get to know our members. This will be their last stop on their journey across the islands following their visits to Oʻahu and Maui."
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