Celebrate! Abercrombie to veto HB280

Read the whole story here:¬†http://www.cnbc.com/id/47956342 Please help insure that Governor Abercrombie knows we appreciate his efforts on our behalf, by sending a Mahalo email today, to: [email protected] ¬†expressing your enthusiastic agreement with his VETO of HB280. It’s a happy day for 100% Kona Coffee Farmers because the integrity and reputation of 100% Kona Coffee will…

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. ‚Äď 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,…

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

E-MAILED‚ÄĒORIGINAL 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…

KCFA vs. Safeway Class Action Suit

Latest regarding the Safeway Kona Select Brand Kona coffee dispute prompts class-action lawsuit September 15, 2011 – 10:08pm By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | The Associated Press “HONOLULU — A spat involving Safeway and Hawaii coffee growers is still brewing, even after the supermarket giant agreed to change labeling on its Kona blend coffee…” read the…

KCFA Boycott Resolution

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF SAFEWAY STORES 1. WHEREAS Safeway is selling packages of coffee in its mainland stores called ‚ÄúSafeway Select Kona Blend‚ÄĚ; and 2. WHEREAS the label of this product tells consumers to ‚ÄúRevel in the unmatched taste of savory beans from Hawaii‚Äôs Big Island‚ÄĚ; and 3. WHEREAS the label does…

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…