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3.13.2013 UPDATE – CBB Funding Restored to Bill

An email sent to all active KCFA Members on March 13, 2013 Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Legislative Committee of our Kona Coffee Farmers Association, we have SUCCEEDED! As many are aware, in January Kona Representative Nicole Lowen introduced a very important bill to address our CBB Emergency. Rep. Lowen’s bill (“HB353”) provides for $500,000 in emergency CBB research by ... Read More »

Legislative Alert! Help Needed by Monday 2:45 pm

LEGISLATIVE ALERT!  WE NEED YOUR HELP.   WE NEED EACH KCFA MEMBER TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE ASKING THAT THE STATE OF HAWAII RECOGNIZE CBB AS A DIRE EMERGENCY FOR COFFEE FARMERS. The Background—HB353 (CBB Research and Farmer Support)—This bill was introduced by Kona Representative Nicole Lowen and provides for $500,000 for emergency CBB research by ... Read More »

Got Fungus? The CBBs are coming!

Be prepared, buy your fungus now. From last year’s experience, we know that large quantities of CBB may soon be moving around in the coffee.  In early April of 2012, swarms were spotted on many farms. This seemed to coordinate with the return of the rains but we can’t be sure. KCFA recommends that you have a supply of Botanigard/Mycotrol ... Read More »

March 2013 – The Independent Voice

The Independent Voice Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                                     March 2013 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA                                                     Contents: Coffee Talk – Latest CBB Research Letter to President Obama and Secretary Vilsack Legislative Update      Video Testimony      Fair Labeling Bill      CBB Research /Farmer Support Bill Kona Coffee Blossom Banquet ... Read More »

2013 KCFA Restaurant Recognition Roster

In 2013 the Kona Coffee Farmers Association identified over 30 restaurants and cafes in West Hawaii that serve 100% Kona coffee and has presented each with a framed certificate honoring them. (We will be updating this Roster very soon) Kona coffee farmers are grateful for the support provided by our local businesses. Please consider supporting those who support us. Aloha Angel Café ... Read More »

February 2013 – The Independent Voice

NB- Only with the gentle urging of Newsletter Editor Clare Wilson does The Independent Voice get published monthly.  Thank you Clare! ************************************************************************************************   The Independent Voice Newsletter of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association                                                     February 2013 PO Box 5436 Kailua Kona Hawaii 96745 USA                                                       Contents Message from President Smith Aloha Ron Rowe Petition to Governor to ... Read More »