KCFA SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITION 37 AND CONSUMERS

RESOLUTION OF THE KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITION 37 AND CONSUMERS’ RIGHT TO KNOW WHEREAS, the membership of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association is predominantly made up of small-scale farmers who produce one of the world’s premier specialty crops–100% Kona Coffee; WHEREAS, specialty agricultural crops (including Kona and other Hawaii-grown coffees)…

Question #5 – Support for Kona Coffee & Farmers

Question: Do you have additional thoughts as to how you can promote and protect the Kona Coffee name and support the farmers who grow this heritage Hawaii-grown crop? US SENATE Mazie Hirono: We must make sure our coffee farmers have access to water so they can have a robust harvest. We must also examine and…

Question #4 – Service of 100% Hawaiian Coffees

DNR = Did Not Respond Question: If elected, will you commit to exclusively serve 100% Hawaii-grown coffee (including 100% Kona Coffee) at events sponsored by your office? US SENATE Ed Case Mazie Hirono…………………………………….YES Linda Lingle…YES Comments Hirono: I proudly serve Kona coffee and Hawaiian food to constituents that visit my offices and I would continue…

Question #3 – Video Conferencing of Legislative Hearings

DNR = Did Not Respond QUESTION: If elected, will you affirmatively work for implementation of a system for remote video testimony from the Outer Islands? If yes, what do you pledge to do? US SENATE Ed Case Mazie Hirono……………………………………YES Linda Lingle……YES Comments Hirono: Video conferencing saves both time and money. If elected to the US…

Question #2 – Assistance in Combating CBB

DNR = Did Not Respond Question: If elected will you affirmatively work for assignment and emergency funding of an entomologist to Kona? If “yes”, what do you commit to do? US SENATE Ed Case Mazie Hirono…………………………………YES Linda LingleOTHER Comments Hirono: I have worked to secure funding for research on unique pests that pose threats to…

Question #1 – Truth-in-Labeling for Kona Coffee

DNR = Did Not Respond QUESTION: If elected, will you affirmatively work to put an end to the misuse of the Kona name on packages containing 90% foreign-grown coffee? If yes, what do you commit to do?________________________________________________ US SENATE Ed Case Mazie Hirono…………..YES Linda LingleOTHER Comments Hirono: In the US Senate, I will continue to…

Trap Effectiveness- July 16, 2012

A study released on July 11, 2012 regarding  “preliminary investigation on trap response and alternate hosts” study of the Coffee Berry Borer is here: https://konacoffeefarmers.org/forums/topic/the-coffee-berry-borer-hypothenemus-hampei-invades-hawaii-preliminary-investigations-on-trap-response-and-alternate-hosts/

July 11, 2012 – KCFA Press Release

PO Box 5436, Kailua Kona, HI 96745 • www.konacoffeefarmers.org • [email protected] CONTACT PERSON – CLARE WILSON GOVERNOR ABANDONS THE “HAWAII” BRAND AND SMALL SCALE FARMERS KAILUA KONA, HAWAII, July 11, 2012  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Abercrombie has decided to allow HB 280 (the repeal of mandatory certification of coffee) to become law without his signature…

Governor Abercrombie and us – July 4, 2012

The Governor of Hawaii with three of us at the July 4th Democrat Political Picnic, held in Kailua Kona. Thank you to all KCFA Members who came to the event!  Your help is greatly appreciated! The Governor  told several KCFA Members at the Picnic, that he plans to VETO HB280. KCFA is sending 2 delegates to talk to the Governor, on Oahu, on Monday July…