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…

Trader Joe’s Honorary Membership

CONTACT PERSON – CLARE WILSON (808) 322-7094 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION HONORS TRADER JOE’S FOR SUPPORT OF 100% KONA COFFEE KAILUA KONA, HAWAII, December 17, 2012 The Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) has awarded an Honorary Membership to Trader Joe’s Company in recognition Trader Joe’s contribution to the “fair marketing” of 100% Kona…

2012 UH Coffee Berry Borer Survey

Aloha… The link to the 2012 CBB Survey which includes a summary and comparison with 2011 CBB survey results is here- click to view:  CBBComparison survey 2011 vs 2012 dec 1.  This an annual survey of CBB- its damage and its management- that Andrea Kawabata, Elsie B Greco, and I developed to monitor the CBB…

HDOA- New Pest Advisory

Lobate Lac Scale HDOA-Paratachardina pseudolobata NPA Red The host range of lobate lac scale, Paratachardina lobata, in southern Florida, species arranged by plant family.HDOA-LobateLS host list by family2