Voter Forum- Make your Voice Heard!

2012 State Races (click previous for all info) Hualalai Academy Auditorium Make agriculture a focus and attend these. Suggested questions below: Next Forum:  STATE SENATE Districts 3 and 4 Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Suggested questions include:  **In the almost 2 years since CBB was discovered in Kona,…

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County Democratic Party Resolutions on Agriculture’s Fair Marketing Issues

The Hawaii County Democratic Party held its 2012 convention on May 5 in Honoka’a. Two of the resolutions adopted by the delegates are copied below:  Resolution #12HCD/2012 “Calling for Truthful Marketing of Kona Coffee” and Resolution #16HCD/2012 “Relating to Protection of ‘Origin’ Products and Their Small Farm Economies”. These and other resolutions adopted at the…

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HB280 – Letter to The Honorable Clarence K. Nishihara, Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee

E-MAILED—ORIGINAL TO FOLLOW March 17, 2012 The Honorable Clarence K. Nishihara       Kona Coffee Farmers Association Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee                                   Legislative Committee State Capitol, Room 204                        P.O Box 5436 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 415 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Dear Senator Nishihara: RE:  HB280, HD1/SD1 (Relating to Agriculture) Thank you, for including us in the meeting yesterday…

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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…

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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…

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Resolution Calling for the Immediate Suspension of Green Coffee Imports Into Hawai’i

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Resolution OF October 19, 2010 RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF GREEN COFFEE IMPORTS INTO HAWAII 1—WHEREAS, one of the critical duties of the HDOA and its Plant Quarantine and Plant Pest Control Branches is to prevent introduction and spread of pests and diseases harmful to Hawaii agriculture; 2—WHEREAS, in…

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