August 2010 Update

“Why is Hawaii the only region anywhere in the world that permits the use of the name of one of its premier specialty agricultural crops with only 10% genuine content?”- President, Bruce Corker at the KCFA Annual Meeting- January 2010 August 2010 Must Read: 2010 Candidates Respond to KCFA Questionnaire ATTN: KCFA Members, it’s a must-read!…

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Blenders refute coffee study, Opponents say changing labeling rules would harm business

by Chelsea Jensen West Hawaii Today [email protected] Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:50 AM HST Reacting to a study saying Kona coffee farmers lose $14.4 million to blenders each year, some processors and sellers claim changing state law to ban the practice of blending Kona coffee or require more Kona coffee in blends would negatively impact…

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100% Frustration – Study says current labeling laws cost Kona coffee farmers $14.4M a year

100% Frustration Study says current labeling laws cost Kona coffee farmers $14.4M a year by Chelsea Jensen West Hawaii Today [email protected] Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:33 AM HST Kona coffee farmers are losing out on up to $14.4 million in revenue annually to corporate marketers of 10 percent Kona coffee blends, according to a study…

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Resolution of July 15, 2009 Endorsing U.S. Place-of-Origin Initiatives

As the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s representative, President Bruce Corker attended 3 days of agricultural conferences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, June 30-July 2. His summary follows: The first 2 days were dedicated to the “Agile Agriculture Summit” in which more than 125 delegates representing farmers, retailers, government agencies and various universities participated.…

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Teruel Declaration

“Teruel Declaration” (Teruel, 26 June 2009) The members of OriGIn – the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – meeting in Teruel for its fourth General Assembly, agree, on behalf of millions of producers from all over the world, to adopt the following Declaration: By providing jobs for millions of individuals around the world,…

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