Brendan Schultz: US House Hawaii District 2

In a federal court class action lawsuit, Kona coffee farmers have recovered more than $15 million in settlement payments from companies accused of marketing fraudulent Kona coffee. More effective than lawsuits, however, would be active enforcement of fair labeling laws by the FDA.  What ideas do you have to accomplish that? The first policy that…

Joe Akana: US House Hawaii District 2

In a federal court class action lawsuit, Kona coffee farmers have recovered more than $15 million in settlement payments from companies accused of marketing fraudulent Kona coffee. More effective than lawsuits, however, would be active enforcement of fair labeling laws by the FDA.  What ideas do you have to accomplish that? In order to combat…

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 in[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…

May 2022 The Independent Voice

                          The Independent Voice          “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii”  Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                    May 2022 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona…

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…