Immigration Enforcement on Kona Coffee farms

from your Kona Coffee Farmers Association Immigration Enforcement and You Your workers have rights too.  The large majority of our year-round workers are documented (90% by estimates from local experts in this issue), however, the effects of a raid are chilling on our workforce, regardless of status.  As employers, we should know what their rights…

almost 6 years ago, in September 2010

From KCFA’s Pest and Disease Committee Have you ever brought in green coffee from outside the Big Island?  Did you know there are strict rules on the importation of green coffee? Recently, a shipping box from a mainland green coffee retailer was spotted at the post office.  Could this put us all at risk, again?…

Notice of Expanded CBB quarantine on Oahu

Coffee Growers and Roasters in Hawaii: SUBJECT: Notice of Board of Agriculture Designation of Island of Oahu as Expanded Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei, Infested Area Subject to Quarantine Restrictions to Prevent Movement of the Coffee Berry Borer, Coffee Plants and Plant Parts, Unroasted Coffee Beans, Used Coffee Bags, and Coffee Harvesting Equipment, to Prevent…