CBB Survey 2016 compared to 2015

FROM: H.C. “Skip” Bittenbender, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Coffee, Kava and Cacao, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences CTAHR- College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources ,University of Hawaii at Manoa “This year the survey was sent out by Gwen Hicks (HDOA) as part of the HDOA’s Beauvaria bassiana subsidy project. We- Andrea Kawabata, Stuart Nakamoto, Rob Curtiss,…

April 19, 2017 – Board Meeting Minutes

KCFA Board Meeting Minutes 17 April 2017 Attending: Suzanne, Sandra, Bob, Mike, Cea, Greg, Chet, Allan, Bruce (Observer) Christine arrived 1520. ACTION ITEMS – highlighted in red. Meeting called to order 1503 Deferred approval of minutes Deferred treasurer’s report Received membership report. Bruce expressed some concern about why the membership had decreased by 20%. He suggested that…

March 13, 2017 – Board Meeting Minutes

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Board of Directors meeting MONDAY, March 13, 2017 CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu CALL TO ORDER— 3:00 pm Suzanne Shriner, president Melanie Bondera, Chris Coleman x,Kay Dixon x,Allan Frank x,Chet Gardiner x, Bob Kraus x, Mike McMullen x, Jim Monk x, Cecelia Smith x, Greg Knowles x, Sandra Scarr x, Suzanne Shriner…

Immigration Enforcement on Kona Coffee farms

from your Kona Coffee Farmers Association Immigration Enforcement and You Your workers have rights too.  The large majority of our year-round workers are documented (90% by estimates from local experts in this issue), however, the effects of a raid are chilling on our workforce, regardless of status.  As employers, we should know what their rights…

March 2017 – The Independent Voice

Immigration Policies & the Kona Coffee Industry, Diacetyl – a Chemical Byproduct of Roasting Coffee, Legislative Update (note March 7th Hearing in Kona), EXPO- Looking for Vendors, Build your Export Sales, 2017 Beauveria Subsidies, Slowly Protecting Pure Local Kona, Salute to Supporting Business Member – Gillies Coffee, Recipe: Kona Coffee Brownies with Coffee Ganache