February 2024 “The Independent Voice”

             The Independent Voice  “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association February 2024 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA                                                              www.konacoffeefarmers.org  info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Symposium Volunteers Needed Legislators Introduce Stricter Kona Coffee Labeling Laws Economic Report on Changes in Hawaii’s Coffee…

January 2024 The Independent Voice

          The Independent Voice   “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                  January 2024 PO Box 5436, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org  info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Should Coffee Varieties be “Owned”? There’s a Better Way…

December 2023 The Independent Voice

                The Independent Voice   “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association December 2023 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org   info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Grant Program Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program KCFA…

November 2023 The Indepedent Voice

                    The Independent Voice       “Best Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii” Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                 November 2023 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA                                                              www.konacoffeefarmers.org    info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen 51% Labeling Sign Up Reminder Product Labeling Background Information…

October 2023 The Independent Voice

Final $12 Million Settlement Approved, To Class Members of the Coffee Settlement, Black Twig Borer – Background, Black Twig Borer – Details,
Quick Coffee Drying Tip, Step by Step Coffee Drying, Coffee Drying and Storage-Technical, CLR Presentation Recap, Do We Still Need Q Graders?, AND
KCFA Social Event October 25, 2023

September 2023 The Independent Voice

Message from President Petersen
WCR Releases Coffea arabica Genetic Database
Why is Soil Health So Important?
Coffee Pulper Maintenance
Adjustment of a Breastplate Coffee Pulper
GrainPro & NKG Collaborate on Recycling Coffee Bean Liners
Farmer to Farmer on FaceBook
How Much Caffeine is in a Cup of Coffee
Study – Spent Coffee Grounds Could be Used to Make Stronger Concrete
Vertical Selection for Kona Coffee Pruning (VIDEO)

June 2023 The Independent Voice

President’s Message
Chainsaw & Mist Blower maintenance & Troubleshooting
Harnessing AI for Crop Problem Identification
Micro-Grant Program for Small Scale Agriculture
USDA Extends Deadline for Revenue Loss Programs
Coffee, Brought to You by Bees
Coffee Researchers Prepare to Unleash Wasps
Soils & Soil Fertility Workshop
How Does Coffee Packaging Preserve Aroma
World Coffee Research News
Peace Corps Service Leads to Cascara Business
Why Cold Brew has More Caffeine then Iced Coffee
UKERS 2023 Entries Open Now
Green Coffee Beans Need Proper Storage
Waikiki Toboggan

May 2023 The Independent Voice

Message from President Mark Petersen, HDOA Board of Ag Approves CBB Biocontrol, EVENT: How do Organic Farmers Deal with CLR?, Priaxor Sec. 18 Renewed, Ag Census- Important, Volunteer Needed!, KCFA Wants to Know, El Nino Likely to Develop this Summer, Avocado Virtual Workshop, Colehour Bondera Advocating 100% Kona Coffee Internationally, Women Leadership in Specialty Coffee Soars in Brazil, Social History of Kona, June Event: Mister Blower & Chainsaw Maintenance, Robusta Cannot Save Future Coffee, SCA White Paper on Value of Specialty Coffee Cuppers, Study: Coffee Consumption and Blood Pressure, Fairtrade International Make Historic Raise to Coffee Prices, Pacific Coffee Research Wins at Good Foods Foundation Ceremony, CBB/CLR Subsidy Program, Salute to Business Member – CONZUMABLES and Recipe – Coffee Marinade for Fajitas