Food Exports, 1890.

[Found under: “HAWAII NEWS”]

Hawaii exported to San Francisco in the month of this past August, 1,311,200 pounds of rice at the price of $71,265; and China exported to the same market in that month, 1,977,412 pounds of rice at the price of $35,156.

[What a different world we live in where we import most of our food…]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/18/1890, p. 2)

Ua hoouna aku o Hawaii i Kapalakiko...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke XIII, Helu 42, Aoao 2. Okatoba 18, 1890.

1 thought on “Food Exports, 1890.

  1. That was before California started production of “scientific” rice crops in the 1920s. Whole market went bust because Hawaii’s shipping costs plus manual methods of growing rice (old fashioned).

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