The Independent Voice

KCFA’s newsletter, The Independent Voice, is developed exclusively for Kona coffee farmers. Stay up-to-date on the newest developments in the state legislature as well as updates from our community of farmers. Members can submit ideas, questions or other tidbits of information that are immensely helpful to our community.

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May 2024 The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association May 2024 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona , Hawaii 96745 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬†¬†¬†info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Coffee Labeling Bill Success!! Macadamia¬†LABELING BILL PASSES CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Genes Defending Coffee Plants Against Devastating…

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March 2024 The Independent Voice

The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association March 2024 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬†info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Stricter Coffee Labeling Bills Black Twig Borer Webinar HDOA CBB CLR Subsidy Application Update Drinking Coffee Boosts Brain Function and May Make You…

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February 2024 “The Independent Voice”

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Independent Voice ¬†‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association February 2024 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬†¬†info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Symposium Volunteers Needed Legislators Introduce Stricter Kona Coffee Labeling Laws Economic Report on Changes in Hawaii‚Äôs Coffee…

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January 2024 The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Independent Voice ¬† ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†January 2024 PO Box 5436, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬† info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Should Coffee Varieties be ‚ÄúOwned‚ÄĚ? There‚Äôs a Better Way…

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December 2023 The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Independent Voice ¬† ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association December 2023 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org ¬† info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Grant Program Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program KCFA…

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November 2023 The Indepedent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Independent Voice ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† November 2023 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† www.konacoffeefarmers.org¬†¬†¬†¬†info@konacoffeefarmers.org Contents Message from President Petersen 51% Labeling Sign Up Reminder Product Labeling Background Information…

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October 2023 The Independent Voice

Final $12 Million Settlement Approved, To Class Members of the Coffee Settlement, Black Twig Borer ‚Äď Background, Black Twig Borer ‚Äď Details,
Quick Coffee Drying Tip, Step by Step Coffee Drying, Coffee Drying and Storage-Technical, CLR Presentation Recap, Do We Still Need Q Graders?, AND
KCFA Social Event October 25, 2023

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September 2023 The Independent Voice

Message from President Petersen
WCR Releases Coffea arabica Genetic Database
Why is Soil Health So Important?
Coffee Pulper Maintenance
Adjustment of a Breastplate Coffee Pulper
GrainPro & NKG Collaborate on Recycling Coffee Bean Liners
Farmer to Farmer on FaceBook
How Much Caffeine is in a Cup of Coffee
Study – Spent Coffee Grounds Could be Used to Make Stronger Concrete
Vertical Selection for Kona Coffee Pruning (VIDEO)

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