February 26, 2017
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Positions & Resolutions

POINTS IN SUPPORT OF REFORMING THE HAWAII COFFEE LABELING LAW

POINTS IN SUPPORT OF REFORMING THE HAWAII COFFEE LABELING LAW: 1—As a matter of economic theory, if supply goes down, prices go up.  Removing from the supply side what is estimated to be 5 million pounds of fake Kona coffee sold annually in Hawaii (that is, 5 million pounds in packages consisting of 90% foreign coffee with the name “Kona” ... Read More »

HDOA- Public Hearing and Proposed Amendments

click to see Public Hearing Notice and Proposed Rules here:  http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/meetings-reports/proposed-administrative-rules/ The KCFA feels that in order to fully understand the Proposed Changes, it is important to review the language in the Proposed Administrative Rules. In small green letters, about 2/3 of the way down the page you can see the complete Proposed Changes in the Document, in the sentence below. ... Read More »

RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING TRADER JOE’S SUPPORT OF 100% KONA COFFEE

RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING TRADER JOE’S SUPPORT OF 100% KONA COFFEE 1–WHEREAS, a Kona Coffee Farmers Association member has brought to the attention of this Board that Trader Joe’s is offering “KONA COFFEE CREAMY HALF-DIPPED SHORTBREAD COOKIES” to gourmet consumers on the Mainland; and 2—WHEREAS, the coffee flavoring ingredient in these “KONA COFFEE CREAMY HALF-DIPPED SHORTBREAD COOKIES” is exclusively derived from ground ... Read More »

July 11, 2012 – KCFA Press Release

PO Box 5436, Kailua Kona, HI 96745 • www.konacoffeefarmers.org • info@konacoffeefarmers.org CONTACT PERSON – CLARE WILSON GOVERNOR ABANDONS THE “HAWAII” BRAND AND SMALL SCALE FARMERS KAILUA KONA, HAWAII, July 11, 2012  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Abercrombie has decided to allow HB 280 (the repeal of mandatory certification of coffee) to become law without his signature rather than follow through on ... Read More »

County Democratic Party Resolutions on Agriculture’s Fair Marketing Issues

The Hawaii County Democratic Party held its 2012 convention on May 5 in Honoka’a. Two of the resolutions adopted by the delegates are copied below:  Resolution #12HCD/2012 “Calling for Truthful Marketing of Kona Coffee” and Resolution #16HCD/2012 “Relating to Protection of ‘Origin’ Products and Their Small Farm Economies”. These and other resolutions adopted at the County Convention will be forwarded ... Read More »

KCFA Goals and Objectives and Policies

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s mission is to promote and protect Kona farmers’ economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name. 1. Building a Win-Win Program for Kona Farmers The Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s goals are to help all of our member farmers succeed in ... Read More »