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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June 2023 The Independent Voice

President’s Message
Chainsaw & Mist Blower maintenance & Troubleshooting
Harnessing AI for Crop Problem Identification
Micro-Grant Program for Small Scale Agriculture
USDA Extends Deadline for Revenue Loss Programs
Coffee, Brought to You by Bees
Coffee Researchers Prepare to Unleash Wasps
Soils & Soil Fertility Workshop
How Does Coffee Packaging Preserve Aroma
World Coffee Research News
Peace Corps Service Leads to Cascara Business
Why Cold Brew has More Caffeine then Iced Coffee
UKERS 2023 Entries Open Now
Green Coffee Beans Need Proper Storage
Waikiki Toboggan

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May 2023 The Independent Voice

Message from President Mark Petersen, HDOA Board of Ag Approves CBB Biocontrol, EVENT: How do Organic Farmers Deal with CLR?, Priaxor Sec. 18 Renewed, Ag Census- Important, Volunteer Needed!, KCFA Wants to Know, El Nino Likely to Develop this Summer, Avocado Virtual Workshop, Colehour Bondera Advocating 100% Kona Coffee Internationally, Women Leadership in Specialty Coffee Soars in Brazil, Social History of Kona, June Event: Mister Blower & Chainsaw Maintenance, Robusta Cannot Save Future Coffee, SCA White Paper on Value of Specialty Coffee Cuppers, Study: Coffee Consumption and Blood Pressure, Fairtrade International Make Historic Raise to Coffee Prices, Pacific Coffee Research Wins at Good Foods Foundation Ceremony, CBB/CLR Subsidy Program, Salute to Business Member ‚Äď CONZUMABLES and Recipe ‚ÄstCoffee Marinade for Fajitas

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March 2023 The Independent Voice

Message from President Petersen, Coffee Symposium Wrap Up, Coffee Roasting Workshop, Coffee Plant Health Initiative Amendments Act, Final EA Released for CBB Biocontrol, Coffee infused with Olive Oil‚Ķ Do Consumers Have a Price Threshold for Coffee?, Best Panama Winner Selling for $150 Per Cup, Coffee with Milk May have an Anti-Inflammatory Effect…

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February 2023 The Independent Voice

Coffee Symposium for Agribusinesses, KCFA Annual General Meeting, Coffee Roasting Workshop, Help is Needed to Prepare Symposium Signs,
CLR Research & Update Webinars, Rural Energy for America Program Grants Available, The Science of Coffee ‚Äď A Podcast Series,
New KCFA T-Shirts

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January 2023 The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Independent Voice ¬†¬† ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†January 2023 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org ¬† [email protected] Contents Coffee Farmers Want Hawaii to Do More to…

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December 2022 – The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† December 2022 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org ¬†[email protected] Contents Kona Coffee Farmers Face Big Challenges 10% Discount at Captain Cook…

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October 2022 The Independent Voice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† The Independent Voice ‚ÄúBest Agricultural Newsletter in Hawaii‚ÄĚ Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†October 2022 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA www.konacoffeefarmers.org ¬† [email protected] Contents President’s Report Local Coffee Farmers Brace for Reduced Yields…

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