July 11, 2012 – KCFA Press Release

PO Box 5436, Kailua Kona, HI 96745 ‚ÄĘ www.konacoffeefarmers.org ‚ÄĘ [email protected] CONTACT PERSON ‚Äď CLARE WILSON GOVERNOR ABANDONS THE ‚ÄúHAWAII‚ÄĚ 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…

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…

CBB Talk Story Notes of 06/21-KCFA

From the KCFA’s Pest and Disease Committee CBB is a relatively new bug to Kona, but has been studied extensively for several decades in other regions.¬† While new products come on the market all the time, we recommend farmers investigate the scientific validity of each before investing significant time or money in unproved methods.¬† Proper…

Balancing pest risk with cost of control when using Beauveria bassiana for Coffee Berry Borer Control

Balancing pest risk with cost of control when using Beauveria for CBB June 7 Hollingsworth for KCFA¬† (Click previous to view. Large file) Power Point Presentation given by Dr. Robbie Hollingsworth at the Kona Risk¬†Management¬†School on June 7th, 2012. ¬†Lots of great photos and data. Mahalo to Dr. Hollingsworth and his staff for¬†allowing¬†us to reproduce…

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,…