Hawai’i Floriculture & Nursery Association v. County of Hawaii, No. 14-00267 BMK (D. Haw.): A Hawaii federal judge struck down a Hawaii County ordinance that limits the growth of genetically modified crops, finding it was preempted by the federal Plant Protection Act and Hawaii state law. The ordinance would have banned most genetically modified crops from being grown on Hawaii’s Big Island, except in greenhouses. A similar ordinance in Kauai County, Hawaii, was struck down in August 2014. Order.