I'm not a star-struck fan of celebrities, so I find it strange to be defending Oprah Winfrey.
It seems that she has plans for her Kula acreage and crops (The Maui News, Nov. 13). A Nov. 18 letter writer accuses her of bullying her way onto Maui and insinuates that she will put small farmers and entrepreneurs out of business with her billions.
None of us know her intentions, and she's perfectly within her rights not to disclose her plans until she sees fit.
That being said, my wife, Lynda, has been a fan of Oprah for years, and believes that there is not a more caring and beloved person in the history of television. Her presence on our island can bring nothing but positive economic results. If she sells Kula produce, the world will know that Kula produces the purest, tastiest and best in the world. All produce growers will benefit.
If I grew crops, I'd be looking for more land to plant at this time. The way I see it, Maui farmers should be more concerned with multinational corporations which spread their genetically modified crops and poisons on our soil.
Put out the welcome mat for Oprah. Your future just might brighten because of it.
John R. Hall