Sen. Gabbard’s Response to email regarding KonaRed

  From: Bruce Corker <[email protected]> Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM Subject: KonaRed/Other States’ Protections for Farmers To: “Sen. Mike Gabbard” <[email protected]> Cc: Andrew Gomes <[email protected]>, Richard Creagan <[email protected]>, “Rep. Nicole Lowen” <[email protected]>, Josh Green <[email protected]>, margaret wille <[email protected]>, Scott Enright <[email protected]> Dear Mike: After review of Andrew Gomes’ November 6 Star-Advertiser article…

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Letter to HDOA regarding KonaRed

October 18 , 2017 Scott Enright, Chair Hawaii Department of Agriculture 1428 South King Street Honolulu, Hi 96814 Re: KonaRed Cold Brew Coffee Original Kona Blend Dear Scott: A Kona Coffee Farmers Association (www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org) member recently brought to our attention, and raised concerns over, the labeling on a coffee product that uses the “Kona” name…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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