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Positions & Resolutions

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 »

KCFA Boycott Resolution

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF SAFEWAY STORES 1. WHEREAS Safeway is selling packages of coffee in its mainland stores called “Safeway Select Kona Blend”; and 2. WHEREAS the label of this product tells consumers to “Revel in the unmatched taste of savory beans from Hawaii’s Big Island”; and 3. WHEREAS the label does not give any indication whatever ... Read More »

RESOLUTION Requesting the Hawaii Legislature to Provide Emergency Funding to Mitigate Damage from Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) to Kona Coffee

WHEREAS, the recent identification of CBB on farms in the Kona coffee growing region presents new economic, management and marketing challenges for Kona coffee farmers; WHEREAS, CBB threatens to negatively impact Kona coffee production that annually brings millions of dollars (more than half of the coffee revenue for the entire State) into Hawaii in the form of income to more ... Read More »

Farmers Asking For Immediate Suspension of Green Coffee Imports

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, October 30, 2010 Email: info@KonaCoffeeFarmers.org website: www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org Farmers Asking For Immediate Suspension of Green Coffee Imports The Kona Coffee Farmers Association has passed a Resolution (entire text may be found here: Resolution Calling for the Immediate Suspension of Green Coffee Imports Into Hawai’i) calling for an immediate suspension of green coffee imports into ... Read More »

Kona 10 Percent Blend Law – KCFA Position Statement and Resolution

KCFA represents the farmer’s voice to our legislators. 10 Percent Blend Law – Position Statement and Resolution REVISION OF HAWAII’S 10% KONA COFFEE BLEND LAW Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s POSITION STATEMENT AND RESOLUTION CALLING FOR REVISION OF HAWAII’S 10% KONA COFFEE BLEND LAW Adopted by KCFA Board of Directors, April 19, 2006 It is the position of the Kona Coffee ... Read More »

Resolution Calling for the Immediate Suspension of Green Coffee Imports Into Hawai’i

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Resolution OF October 19, 2010 RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF GREEN COFFEE IMPORTS INTO HAWAII 1—WHEREAS, one of the critical duties of the HDOA and its Plant Quarantine and Plant Pest Control Branches is to prevent introduction and spread of pests and diseases harmful to Hawaii agriculture; 2—WHEREAS, in the past month it has ... Read More »

Kona Coffee Finalist for Prestigious International Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KONA COFFEE FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD KAILUA KONA, HAWAII, October 1, 2010 – The Slow Food Foundation has chosen 100% Kona Coffee as a finalist for its prestigious International Parmigiano-Reggiano Award. The award, which will presented at the Salone Del Gusto in Turin, Italy on October 23rd, honors food producers who have shown commitment to the ... Read More »

Feldman Replies- Letter to the Editor of West Hawaii Today

Coffee study Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:28 AM HST Restating the case I would like to set the record straight regarding WHT articles on Feb. 17 and March 10 based on my economic study. The study was entitled “Economic Effects of Blending Kona Coffee A Preliminary Analysis” not “Economics of the Hawaii Coffee Industry,” as reported. This distinction is important ... Read More »

KCFA Resolution Endorsing OriGIn’s “Teruel Declaration”

August 19, 2009 KCFA RESOLUTION ENDORSING OriGIn’s “TERUEL DECLARATION” WHEREAS, 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 within the State of Hawaii, within the United States and internationally; and WHEREAS, the ... Read More »

Resolution of July 15, 2009 Endorsing U.S. Place-of-Origin Initiatives

As the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s representative, President Bruce Corker attended 3 days of agricultural conferences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, June 30-July 2. His summary follows: The first 2 days were dedicated to the “Agile Agriculture Summit” in which more than 125 delegates representing farmers, retailers, government agencies and various universities participated. The focus of the conference ... Read More »