Farmland is growing in the islands.
The number of acres under cultivation at farms in the state has increased for the first time in at least three decades.
Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Hawaii farmers put 8,000 more acres into production between 2007 and 2012. The new growth occurred largely on Oahu, where about 87,000 additional acres were farmed.
There were also increases on Maui and the Big Island.
Overall, about 1.1 million acres are now being farmed in Hawaii.