KCFA Resolution Endorsing OriGIn’s “Teruel Declaration”

August 19, 2009 KCFA RESOLUTION ENDORSING OriGIn’s “TERUEL DECLARATION” WHEREAS, the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s mission is to promote and protect Kona farmers’ economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name within the State of Hawaii, within the United States…

Resolution of July 15, 2009 Endorsing U.S. Place-of-Origin Initiatives

As the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s representative, President Bruce Corker attended 3 days of agricultural conferences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, June 30-July 2. His summary follows: The first 2 days were dedicated to the “Agile Agriculture Summit” in which more than 125 delegates representing farmers, retailers, government agencies and various universities participated.…

Teruel Declaration

“Teruel Declaration” (Teruel, 26 June 2009) The members of OriGIn – the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – meeting in Teruel for its fourth General Assembly, agree, on behalf of millions of producers from all over the world, to adopt the following Declaration: By providing jobs for millions of individuals around the world,…

Legislative Update

We’ve had the Political support of Hawaii County and State in the following: Hawaii County Council Resolution No. 18-06 Hawaii County Resolution No. 417-07 Hawaii State Democratic Party-2008 KCFA’s Legislative Objectives are set forth in our four formal Position Statements: “Green Coffee Imports”, “10 Percent Blend Law”, “Truth-in-Labeling”, and “GMO Coffee Position”. Green Coffee Imports-Position…

Resolution Requesting the Hawai’i State Legislature Provide Video Conferencing of Legislative Hearings

KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION OF MARCH 18, 2009 A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE TO PROVIDE VIDEO CONFERENCING IN ORDER TO END THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF OUTER ISLAND RESIDENTS FROM EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS PROCESS WHEREAS, the current State Legislative system of short-notice hearings and testimony on proposed legislation essentially disenfranchises ordinary…

GMO Coffee (and Kalo) Bill Passes Council

GMO Coffee (and Kalo) Bill Passes Council taken from KCFA Newsletter 10.09.08 County Council Bill #361 restricting release of GMO taro and coffee in the County was passed by the Council 10/8/08 by a vote of 9-0. More than 5.5 hours of testimony came from 93 people, of which 69% testified in favor of the…

2008 Candidate Forums

The KCFA sponsored 3 Candidate Forums in the Fall of 2008, dedicated to agricultural issues. 2008 Candidates– Our original mailing in September 2008 County Council Q and A County Mayoral Q and A State Legislature Q and A