US: Sales of flowers, nursery plants in Hawaii continue to decrease

Dry weather, pests, vog and lackluster customer demand took a toll on commercial growers of ornamental plants in Hawaii last year, pushing the sector of the state's farm industry into a fifth straight year of lower sales.

The Hawaii field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated in a report this month that flower and nursery plant growers statewide produced $69.1 million in sales last year, down 1 percent or $500,000 from $69.6 million the year before.


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