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The Independent Voice – February 2022

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association February 2022 Contents KCFA Annual General Membership Meeting 2022 Legislative Bills of Importance USDA Economic Analysis on CLR CBB/CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program Pruning to Reduce Impacts of CLR Control of Bitterness in Brewed Coffee Website Migration KCFA Store Update Upcoming…

The Independent Voice – January 2022

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association January 2022 Contents KCFA Board Nominations for 2022 CLR Pesticide Subsidy Program is Now Open! Advisory on Off-label use of Tilt Fungicide for CLR Influence of Seasonal & Climatic Variables on CBB Flight Activity New Lawsuit Filed to Protect Hawai`i…

The Independent Voice – December 2021

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association December 2021 Contents Board Nominations for 2022 County Council Asks Legislature for 51% Minimum Blend Holualoa Coffee & Art Stroll International Coffee Crises – Climate Change & CLR Illegal Fireworks Can You Freeze Green Coffee Beans? Coffee & Tea Linked…

The Independent Voice – November 2021

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association November 2021 Contents Aloha Oe – Sandra Scarr Hawaii Legislators’ Farm Tour KCFA Gathering $600,000,000 Grant for CLR Research 300,000 to Help Battle Coffee Leaf Rust CLR Subsidy Update Amend Minimum Percentage to 51% Hawaii-Grown Coffee Mapping of the Typica…

Protecting the small farms – West Hawai’i Today

  ‘Protecting the small farms’: Farmers, legislators seek conversation By Tom Linder | Sunday, October 10, 2021, 12:05 a.m. (Back, left to right): Sen. Laura Acasio, Rep. Amy Perruso, Rep. Nicole Lowen, farm owners Jason Stith and Kathy Vass, Sen. Dru Kanuha and Rep. Jeanne Kapela join (front, left to right) rep. Mark Hashem and…

The Independent Voice – October 2021

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association October 2021 Contents Pandemic Response & Safety Grant program Turmeric And Coffee? Olena USDA Pandemic Relief Program KCFA Burlap Bags Available Climate Change & Coffee El Coqui Coffee High Priced Coffee Does Coffee Make You Tired? Coffee Lowers Risk of…

The Independent Voice – September 2021

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association September 2021 Contents Kona Coffee Class Action Lawsuit Video: Why Not to buy 10% Blends USDA Funds for Organic Certification CBB & CLR Pesticide Subsidies 2021 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Coffee & Art Stroll – November 6 Sneakers from Coffee…

Kona Coffee Settlement

Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement If you farmed Kona coffee in the Kona District and then sold that coffee, you may be able to get benefits in a class action settlement. What is the lawsuit about? Settlements have been reached with certain Defendants, known as the Settling Defendants, in a class action lawsuit. In the lawsuit,…

The Independent Voice – August 2021

The Independent Voice “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association August 2021   PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org      [email protected] Contents Kona Coffee Labeling Lawsuit Settlement Legislative Report Drinking Coffee May Reduce Risk of Covid-19 Coffee Leaf Rust on Kaua’i and Molokai Fungi ID: CLR vs. Cercospora…

The Independent Voice – July 2021

“Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association July 2021 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA      www.konacoffeefarmers.org   [email protected] Contents Kona Coffee $13.1 Million Deception Settlements Get Final OK oriGIn Cultural Management of CLR KCFA Website Report The 2022 Legislative Session Coffee and Liver Disease Ecolabelling to Improve Profits…