The Leilani Estates eruption is also affecting farmers in lower Puna.
The Hawaii Farm Bureau's latest estimate is that nearly 80 percent of all papaya grown in the state comes from the Kapoho area. Now much of it is gone.
Hundreds of farming jobs could be in jeopardy as lava continues to threaten lower Puna.
2,200 acres of land where papaya once thrived has been destroyed. Hawaii Island with just 300 acres of papaya lands remaining.
According to the State Department of Agriculture, the rest of the islands combined have about 300 acres as well.