July 11, 2012 – KCFA Press Release

PO Box 5436, Kailua Kona, HI 96745 • www.konacoffeefarmers.org • info@konacoffeefarmers.org CONTACT PERSON – CLARE WILSON GOVERNOR ABANDONS THE “HAWAII” BRAND AND SMALL SCALE FARMERS KAILUA KONA, HAWAII, July 11, 2012  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Abercrombie has decided to allow HB 280 (the repeal of mandatory certification of coffee) to become law without his signature…

KCFA vs. Safeway Class Action Suit

Latest regarding the Safeway Kona Select Brand Kona coffee dispute prompts class-action lawsuit September 15, 2011 – 10:08pm By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | The Associated Press “HONOLULU — A spat involving Safeway and Hawaii coffee growers is still brewing, even after the supermarket giant agreed to change labeling on its Kona blend coffee…” read the…

KCFA vs. Safeway’s Kona Select Brand

KCFA vs. Safeway’s Kona Select Brand August 12, 2011 – HPR’s The Conversation with KCFA’s Paul Uster regarding the Safeway Boycott here August 11, 2011 – Video link from KITV (Honolulu) of KCFA‘s Boycotting Demonstration of here August 9, 2011 – HPR’s The Conversation speaks with Safeway’s Public Affairs Director here August 6, 2011 –…

KCFA Boycott Resolution

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF SAFEWAY STORES 1. WHEREAS Safeway is selling packages of coffee in its mainland stores called “Safeway Select Kona Blend”; and 2. WHEREAS the label of this product tells consumers to “Revel in the unmatched taste of savory beans from Hawaii’s Big Island”; and 3. WHEREAS the label does…

HDOA, Board of Agriculture Hearing in Kona – February 22, 2011

Testifiers were: Colehour Bondera-KCFA, Ben Dysart-KCFA, Una Greenaway-KCFA, Dexter Washburn-KCFA, Maria da Silva-KCFA, Paul Uster-KCFA, Suzanne Shriner-KCFA, Bruce Corker-KCFA, Stefanie Delmont-KCFA (also as President of the Kona Farm Bureau), Page Trygstad-KCFA, Tom Greenwell representing the HCA,HCGA,KCC and Greenwell Farms, Gus Rouse of Kona Queen, Lily Kong-KCFA and Dr. Robert Hollingsworth-PBARC. All were in support of…

RESOLUTION Requesting the Hawaii Legislature to Provide Emergency Funding to Mitigate Damage from Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) to Kona Coffee

WHEREAS, the recent identification of CBB on farms in the Kona coffee growing region presents new economic, management and marketing challenges for Kona coffee farmers; WHEREAS, CBB threatens to negatively impact Kona coffee production that annually brings millions of dollars (more than half of the coffee revenue for the entire State) into Hawaii in the…