Coffee Rust Maui-do NOT import anything from Maui

TO: Members of the Hawai`i Coffee Industry FROM: Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser Chairperson, Board of Agriculture¬†   SUBJECT: Coffee Leaf Rust Suspected on Maui Samples of a fungus tentatively identified as coffee leaf rust (CLR) were collected in managed and wild coffee on Maui. If confirmed, this will be the first detection in Hawai`i. Coffee leaf rust…

October 2020 The Independent Voice

The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† October 2020 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†[email protected] Contents KCFA Questions to Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates CFAP2 Cash Grants for Growers KCFA Brand Coffee Program CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program Effects of Environmental Factors of¬†Coffea…

Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates 2020 Q and A

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates   QUESTION ONE: On October 15, 2014, the Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 501-14 requesting the State Legislature to adopt legislation requiring the use of Hawaii geographic-origin names in the labeling or advertising of a Hawaii coffee blend only if the blend contains…

September 2020 The Independent Voice

¬†The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association September 2020¬†¬† PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬†¬†[email protected] Contents President Bondera‚Äôs Thoughts KFCA Brand Coffee Program CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program Reciprocal Membership with Holualoa Village Ohana Quote for the Day Does Coffee Go Bad International Odds &…

August 2020 The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†August 2020 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org ¬†[email protected] Contents New CBB Study CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program KCFA 2020 Candidate Questionnaires CENSUS USDA Reimbursement…

US House of Representatives, District 2 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Candidates for US House of Representatives, District 2 Question One: Counterfeiting and deceptive labeling of Kona and other¬†Hawaii-grown coffee products occurs all too often on the Mainland–with adverse¬†economic impact to Hawaii’s coffee growers and damage to the reputation of Hawaii-grown coffee. ¬† The federal Food and Drug Administration has…

Hawaii County Council 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to West Hawaii County Council Candidates QUESTIONS: On October 15, 2014, the Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 501-14 requesting the State Legislature to adopt legislation requiring the use of Hawaii geographic-origin names in the labeling or advertising of a Hawaii coffee blend only if the blend contains at…