Dear Chair Gabbard and Members of the Senate AEN Committee: I am a Kona coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii Island and am a member of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association. I strongly support the passage of HB186. The threat of Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) creates a danger that Hawaii-grown coffee will…
Click to read>>> BUS_AG 2016-03 Truth Labeling of Hawaii-Grown Coffee
read the whole story here: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/coffee-labeling-bill-aims-protect-hawaii-brands
To: KCFA Members From: KCFA Board of Directors Re: USDA/Farm Service Agency Advisory Committee Election At the KCFA Board meeting on November 17, Lee Sugai (Kona coffee farmer and KCFA member) requested our support for his candidacy for the USDA’s Hawaii County Farm Service Agency’s advisory committee. This committee provides producer input on…
click to read >>> HB397.DOC
2015.07.02_letter_from Sec Vilsack responding to 05.01.2015 letter re CBB
Here is Ms. Harden’s review of what the USDA is doing in Hawaii click to read>>> Krysta Harden.04-30-3015Honolulu Star-Advertiser US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and US Senator Mazie Hirono met with KCFA Members and others on April 10, 2015. photos here
A beautiful day at the Kona Living History Coffee Farm with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, US Senator Mazie Hirono, HDOA Chair Soott Enright and Rob Curtiss, PBARC’s Tracy Matsumoto and CTAHR’s Andrea Kawabata. Members of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association were also in attendance.
WE really NEED YOUR TESTIMONY! If you don’t do it, who will? Before Monday February 16 at 3:35 pm- please take a few minutes and just show your SUPPORT to have more REAL Kona in a bag labeled Kona Blend.
Resolution asks for two significant changes to state law: (1) a minimum of 51% genuine content in any Hawaii coffee blend; and (2) clear identification on the package of the percentage and origin of Foreign-Grown coffee. Agree? Mahalo! go here to sign: http://tinyurl.com/KCFA-Petition