Good News on the CBB Front- email to Members 05/24/13

From KCFA Board Member, Bruce Corker: Sen. Mazie Hirono left a lengthy voice mail message this afternoon (ed.note May 23)–with a follow up email (below) from her Special Projects Director, Patrick Devney. The Senator said that she was calling with “good news” concerning federal funding for CBB research and mitigation in Hawaii. In response to…

SAFEWAY SETTLES KONA COFFEE BLEND MISLABELING LAWSUIT

PRESS RELEASE KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION P O Box 5436, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745 April 30, 2013 Contact:  Anita Kelleher,  Kona Coffee Farmers Association  — “Anita Kelleher” <anitakelleher@bellsouth.net>   Tel.  305-934-2248 SAFEWAY SETTLES KONA COFFEE BLEND MISLABELING LAWSUIT Safeway Stores has settled a federal court lawsuit brought by a California consumer alleging damages from deceptive labeling of…

Legislative Alert! Help Needed by Monday 2:45 pm

LEGISLATIVE ALERT!  WE NEED YOUR HELP.   WE NEED EACH KCFA MEMBER TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE ASKING THAT THE STATE OF HAWAII RECOGNIZE CBB AS A DIRE EMERGENCY FOR COFFEE FARMERS. The Background—HB353 (CBB Research and Farmer Support)—This bill was introduced by Kona Representative Nicole Lowen and provides for $500,000…

Got Fungus? The CBBs are coming!

Be prepared, buy your fungus now. From last year’s experience, we know that large quantities of CBB may soon be moving around in the coffee.  In early April of 2012, swarms were spotted on many farms. This seemed to coordinate with the return of the rains but we can’t be sure. KCFA recommends that you…

2013 KCFA Restaurant Recognition Roster

In 2013 the Kona Coffee Farmers Association identified over 30 restaurants and cafes in West Hawaii that serve 100% Kona coffee and has presented each with a framed certificate honoring them. (We will be updating this Roster very soon) Kona coffee farmers are grateful for the support provided by our local businesses. Please consider supporting those who…