Last year’s Hawaiian wildfires totaled $23 million dollars in losses for local producers

The estimates are in and the agricultural damages of last summer’s Hawaiian wildfires total more than $20 million dollars.

USDA says that the fires cost local producers about $23 million dollars. The department says that 500 acres of cropland in Maui left banana, coffee, and floriculture farmers $5 million dollars in the hole.

Nearly 8,000 acres of pastureland were burned, and ranchers reported $75,000 dollars in losses in livestock deaths.