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Local cattle ranchers fight for more land

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Hawaii Cattlemen

Hawaii Cattlemen

HONOLULU (KITV4) - Local ranchers hope for the Department of Agriculture to gain control of 100,000 acres of pasture land that is currently owned by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council met with lawmakers at the capitol today to gain support for Senate Bill 77. These ranchers say that their acreage has been declining, and this is the only way for them to stay in production.

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Cait Medearis joined the KITV4 news team as a reporter in February 2023. She had previous stints as a reporter at WNBJ in West Tennessee and KNDU/KNDO in central Washington state. Outside of TV news, Cait has worked in various journalistic roles, including as an editorial assistant in her hometown at Portland Monthly Magazine, as a freelance sports reporter for Fan Media Network in Chicago, and as a ghost writer and digital content manager.

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