Resolution of July 15, 2009 Endorsing U.S. Place-of-Origin Initiatives

As the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s representative, President Bruce Corker attended 3 days of agricultural conferences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, June 30-July 2. His summary follows: The first 2 days were dedicated to the “Agile Agriculture Summit” in which more than 125 delegates representing farmers, retailers, government agencies and various universities participated.…

Teruel Declaration

“Teruel Declaration” (Teruel, 26 June 2009) The members of OriGIn – the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – meeting in Teruel for its fourth General Assembly, agree, on behalf of millions of producers from all over the world, to adopt the following Declaration: By providing jobs for millions of individuals around the world,…

Legislative Update

We’ve had the Political support of Hawaii County and State in the following: Hawaii County Council Resolution No. 18-06 Hawaii County Resolution No. 417-07 Hawaii State Democratic Party-2008 KCFA’s Legislative Objectives are set forth in our four formal Position Statements: “Green Coffee Imports”, “10 Percent Blend Law”, “Truth-in-Labeling”, and “GMO Coffee Position”. Green Coffee Imports-Position…

Resolution Requesting the Hawai’i State Legislature Provide Video Conferencing of Legislative Hearings

KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION OF MARCH 18, 2009 A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE TO PROVIDE VIDEO CONFERENCING IN ORDER TO END THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF OUTER ISLAND RESIDENTS FROM EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS PROCESS WHEREAS, the current State Legislative system of short-notice hearings and testimony on proposed legislation essentially disenfranchises ordinary…