Photo: West Hawaii Today
The protea were in bloom when Agriculture Chair Rep. Clift Tsuji and other members of the House toured the Mealani Research Station in Kamuela on the Big Island Wednesday. Here's the West Hawaii Today story and the Hawaii Tribune Herald story.
Look for a number of proposals to support and develop agricultural tourism in the 2008 session. Tsuji commented that tourism would serve as another form of revenue for farmers and would take agriculture to a new level.