Ag initiatives, potential ADC audit intertwine and head to conference committee

  • Papayas are sold at the Kona Farmers Market. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Papayas grow in Kalaoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Papayas are sold at the Kona Farmers Market. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz
  • Creagan

KAILUA-KONA — What does the extension of an agricultural theft pilot program on the Big Island have in common with moves to facilitate an expanded market for Hawaii-grown papaya in China?