US House of Representatives, District 2 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Candidates for US House of Representatives, District 2 Question One: Counterfeiting and deceptive labeling of Kona and other Hawaii-grown coffee products occurs all too often on the Mainland–with adverse economic impact to Hawaii’s coffee growers and damage to the reputation of Hawaii-grown coffee.   The federal Food and Drug Administration has…

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Hawaii County Council 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to West Hawaii County Council Candidates QUESTIONS: On October 15, 2014, the Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 501-14 requesting the State Legislature to adopt legislation requiring the use of Hawaii geographic-origin names in the labeling or advertising of a Hawaii coffee blend only if the blend contains at…

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House Agriculture Committee in support of HB 1886 (01/25/2020 email to Members)

URGENT ACTION ALERT Aloha Friends, Family, and Supporters of Hawaii Grown Coffee On All Islands Your testimony is needed now to protect brand integrity for coffee grown on all islands.  Read background on the issue HERE The battle to preserve brand integrity and another excellent article printed in Civil Beat HERE Hawaii’s coffee blend law deceives consumers (Civil…

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2019 Contributions for Legislative Efforts

Donations.KCFA.Excel Donations For Legislative Efforts   SUBMITTED as of 11/10/2019 SUB-10/31/2019 Piasecki, Sammi – Holualoa, HI- For Legislative Effort (1) – $1.00 sammipiasecki@charter.net SUB-11/7/2019  Smith, Cea – Honaunau, HI Donation For Legislative Effort (1) – $10.00 no need SUB-11/7/2019  Childs, Colin Keola – Holualoa, HI Donation For Legislative Effort (1) – $100.00 keolachilds@hotmail.com SUB- 11/8/2019 …

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3/24/19 Letter to the Governor

March 24, 2019 To: Governor David Y. Ige c/o Cindy McMillan, Communications Director Dear Governor Ige: I am a coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii County. I have publicly supported your two campaigns for governor. I am writing to express concern that with regard to HB144 your administration’s Hawaii Department of Agriculture…

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