June 2022 The Independent Voice

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association June 2022 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org [email protected] Contents Legislative Update – The Blend Labeling Bill How Politics Works in Hawaii Mental Health Team Surveys Hawaii Farmers & Ranchers Petition to Support Availability of County Mulch…

April 2022 – The Independent Voice

                        The Independent Voice          “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii”      Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                 April 2022            PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA                             www.konacoffeefarmers.org    [email protected] Contents…

Coffee Pruning Workshop Hand-out 2020

Pruning Coffee – Bob Smith/Bob Nelson www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org February 8, 2020 WHY:  Coffee trees require yearly pruning to remove unproductive branches and to make space for new vigorous growth.  Coffee verticals have a growth cycle of 3 years.  Maximum production is achieved the 3rd year. Growth thereafter is on a biennial schedule with high yield/low yield…

Farm Service Agency regarding Storm Damage

Here is a note from Diane Ley of the USDA Farm Service Agency Regarding Farm Damages as Well.”.. .I would ask that the producers contact their local FSA office (www.fsa.usda.gov/internet/FSA_file/hi_cof_staff) early this week to provide a quick summary of the impacts so that the County Emergency Boards and the State Emergency Board can assess the…