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May 2017 – The Independent Voice

Vertical Selection Workshop, Made in Hawaii – Really?, 10th Annual EXPO, Report from the SCAA Show, Time to Fertilize, Coffee for the Troops, Salute to Supporting Business Member: Hawaiian Soil Therapeutics, Recipe: Coffee Sauce for Ice Cream Read More »

April 2017- The Independent Voice

10th Annual EXPO, Legislative Update, Coffee Country in Colombia, OZY Reports on Truth-in-Labeling for Kona Coffee, Immigration Crackdown Concerns, Coffee Production Up in the State, House Resolution Concerning Immigration, Luis Aristizabal Video, Learn the Kona Coffee Heritage, Combine Miracle-Gro with Botanigard? Salute to Supporting Business Member – Pooki’s Mahi, Recipe: Coffee Vinaigrette 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 »

March 2017 – The Independent Voice

Immigration Policies & the Kona Coffee Industry, Diacetyl – a Chemical Byproduct of Roasting Coffee, Legislative Update (note March 7th Hearing in Kona), EXPO- Looking for Vendors, Build your Export Sales, 2017 Beauveria Subsidies, Slowly Protecting Pure Local Kona, Salute to Supporting Business Member – Gillies Coffee, Recipe: Kona Coffee Brownies with Coffee Ganache Read More »

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 join sugar and pineapple as ... Read More »

February 2017 The Independent Voice

2017 KCFA Annual Membership Meeting, Legislative Update, Coffee Pruning (+ More) Workshop, Feb.11th, SOQ Program offers Marketing RFP, CTAHR 2016 Draft CBB Recommendations, KFCA Speaks to Japanese and Japanese-Americans, French Authroities May Ban Use of Brand Name, The Independent Voice Travels Far Read More »

Proposed By-Law Amendment- for January 29, 2017 AGM

PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENT for January 29, 2017 AGM KCFA’s Board of Directors recommends that KCFA’s By-Laws be amended by adding the following sentence to Section V.1.3: “Vacancies may be filled by the Board.” The Amended Section V.1.3 would read: “Directors shall be elected for two-year terms, to be staggered among directors. Vacancies may be filled by the Board.” REASON FOR ... Read More »

January 2017 – The Independent Voice

Annual KCFA General Membership Meeting, CBB Discovered on Maui, Puerto Rico and CBB, HDOA Subsidies for Botanigard and Mycotrol Expenses, Hand Picked Kona Coffee Christmas Tree – Kona Style, HC&S Auction of Plantation Equipment, Questions from a Kona Coffee Appreciator, Salute to Supporting Business Member Kona Coffee Purveyors, Recipe: Mocha Macadamia Nut Cookies and Write to Us Read More »

December 2016 The Independent Voice

KCFA >300 Membership Strong, The 2016 Chef’s Choice Awards, Coffee & Art Stroll Mahalo, Seller Beware, Coffee & Macadamia Trees Synergy, Blending & Advertising Law Violation, Boost Christmas Sales with MailChimp, Coffee’s Potential for Reducing Cognitive Decline, Salute to Supporting Business Member Makua Coffee Co., Recipe: Kona Coffee Jelly and Write to Us Read More »