Public Hearing Testimony Request- Email

TO: ¬†All KCFA Members FROM: Cecelia Smith, President KCFA RE:¬† Proposed ‚ÄúChanges to Coffee Standards‚ÄĚ While KCFA will be presenting a detailed list of all concerns on behalf of the Association at Thursday‚Äôs Public Hearing, we are asking for your help! October 10 at 9 am at the West Hawaii Civic Center, mauka of Honokohau…

Thursday October 10 in Kona- Hearing on Changes to Coffee Standard Regs

NEW¬†HDOA¬†PROPOSED COFFEE STANDARDS–¬†HDOA¬†is holding a hearing on Thursday, October 10 at 9am¬†at the West Hawaii Civic Center to take testimony on 34 pages of new regulations making significant changes to the Coffee Standards.¬†¬†¬†KCFA¬†has reviewed the entire document and has identified 9 important concerns. ¬†Click on the link below to see all 9. ¬†For the sake…

HDOA- Public Hearing and Proposed Amendments

click to see Public Hearing Notice and Proposed Rules here: ¬†http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/proposed-administrative-rules/ The KCFA feels that in order to fully understand the Proposed Changes, it is important to review the language in the Proposed Administrative Rules. In small green letters, about 2/3 of the way down the page you can see the complete Proposed Changes in…

GMO Bills, Comparison and County Contact Information for September 4

BIL 113 Draft 01 BIL 109 Draft 01 Comparison of GMO Bills Council Contact How to SUBMIT TESTIMONY: ¬† To Submit Testimony:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†Written Public Testimony: The deadline for submission of written public testimony is before 12:00 noon on the business day prior to the meeting. The Office of the County Clerk will accept receipt of…

Coffee Berry Borer, Black Twig Borer or Tropical Nut Borer

So, you think your CBB trap is full of CBB? Well, think again! Even with magnification, distinguishing CBB (Coffee Berry Borer) ¬†from BTB (Black Twig Borer), and even TNB (Tropical Nut Borer) is difficult. A standard low-power microscope (2-3x) is not sufficient to determine whether the hairs on the back of your beetle are short…