December 18, 2017
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Honolulu Star Advertiser-7/13/2017 Dept of Agriculture report

‘Failed database’ opens isles to threat of pests, audit says  7/13/2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Susan Essoyan sessoyan@staradvertiser.com photo credit: DENNIS ODA / 2014 The coconut rhinoceros beetle is an invasive species that poses a threat to Hawaii’s environment.“How can you identify and mitigate today’s threats — let alone tomorrow’s — when you are using yesterday’s inspection practices?” State Auditor Les ... Read More »

Update-Roasting Workshop- Filling fast

4/5/2017 UPDATE: Now scheduling for the 1-3:30 and 4-5:30 classes on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (First two are full.) To secure a spot, please send your RSVPs to:  kenaicoffee@aol.com or davehart@ashellc.com Read More »

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 are if ICE enters our ... Read More »

March 7 Hearing-West Hawaii Civic Center 9 am-Your Help Needed

REMINDER–EXTENSION OF CURRENT HDOA COFFEE GRADE STANDARDS: On March 7, 2017, at 9:00 am at the West Hawaii Civic Center, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing on its proposal to extend the “sunset date” for the current grade standards. If the HDOA’s proposed amendments are not adopted, the current standards will expire or “sunset” on June ... Read More »

Reminder- Free PR Offer to KCFA Members

If you have not yet taken advantage of this Free PR Offer and would like to do so, please read the notice below and email a pick up request by clicking here: Info@konacoffeefarmers.org.  Providing these items to your customers is a great way to get the “100% Kona Coffee” message to a receptive audience. This summer the KCFA PR & Marketing ... Read More »

KCFA Comments and Suggestions on UH-CTAHR’s 2016 CBB Recommendations

KCFA Comments and Suggestions on UH-CTAHR’s 2016 CBB Recommendations From Mike McMullen: Page 1. The first page of the document should be written as an executive summary.  It should have an introductory paragraph and then include the specific recommendations to farmers.  Page 1 should be able to stand alone and be detached and distributed.  Department chairs, deans, USDA administrators, legislators, ... Read More »

Little Fire Ant Awareness Forum-October 27 from 6-8pm

The Governor’s Office in West Hawai‘i Presents: Little Fire Ant Awareness Forum Thursday, October 27, 2016,  6-8 p.m. (Doors Open @ 5:30 p.m.) Hawai‘i Community College, Palamanui Campus 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Room 127 With presenters from: Hawai‘i Ant Lab State of Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture Big Island Invasive Species Committee County of Hawai‘i  Department of Research and Development Little ... Read More »