CBB Survey 2016 compared to 2015

FROM: H.C. “Skip” Bittenbender, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Coffee, Kava and Cacao, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences CTAHR- College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources ,University of Hawaii at Manoa “This year the survey was sent out by Gwen Hicks (HDOA) as part of the HDOA’s Beauvaria bassiana subsidy project. We- Andrea Kawabata, Stuart Nakamoto, Rob Curtiss,…

Immigration Enforcement on Kona Coffee farms

from your Kona Coffee Farmers Association Immigration Enforcement and You Your workers have rights too.  The large majority of our year-round workers are documented (90% by estimates from local experts in this issue), however, the effects of a raid are chilling on our workforce, regardless of status.  As employers, we should know what their rights…

HB186 Testimony Example

Dear Chair Gabbard and Members of the Senate AEN Committee: I am a Kona coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii Island and am a member of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association.  I strongly support the passage of HB186. The threat of Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) creates a danger that Hawaii-grown coffee will…

for KCFA Members only—Free PR Offer

to encourage KCFA members who directly retail their coffee to provide KCFA’s Kona Coffee message to customers, we will be giving 50 Kona Coffee Brochures or 50 Bumper Stickers or 50 of the “Pretending to be Kona”” cards–without charge.