Cane fire no more

End of an era: Hawaii’s last sugar mill wraps up final harvest

The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest.

The last cane haul at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company on Maui is expected to happen today, Hawaii News Now reported. Parent company Alexander & Baldwin announced in January that it would phase out sugar production this year.

“Hawaii produced over a million tons of sugar per year for over 50 years. At one time that was 20 percent of all the sugar that was consumed in the United States,” said Robert Osgood, a retired consultant for the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center and co-author of “From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill.”

HC&S holds last sugar harvest on Maui: Slideshow

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