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‘Praying for rain’: Drought crushes local beef industry

October 6, 2012
By AUDREY McAVOY , The Associated Press

HONOLULU - Hawaii's beef market is backward. Nearly all the beef eaten here - 95 percent - arrives packaged on container ships from the U.S. Mainland. At the same time, Hawaii cattle ranchers ship 40,000 live cattle each year to California, Kansas and other states, while just 4,000 are slaughtered for meat sales in Hawaii.



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