March 19, 2019
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Positions & Resolutions

Resolution Requesting the Hawai’i State Legislature Provide Video Conferencing of Legislative Hearings

KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION OF MARCH 18, 2009 A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE TO PROVIDE VIDEO CONFERENCING IN ORDER TO END THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF OUTER ISLAND RESIDENTS FROM EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS PROCESS WHEREAS, the current State Legislative system of short-notice hearings and testimony on proposed legislation essentially disenfranchises ordinary citizens from the Outer Islands; ... Read More »

Truth-In-Labeling – Position Statement

POSITION STATEMENT & RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE IDENTITY OF HAWAII-GROWN SPECIALTY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ******************************************************* Adopted by KCFA Board of Directors, April 19, 2006 ******************************************************* It is the position of the KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION: 1) THAT specialty agricultural crops such as coffee, tropical fruit, macadamia nuts, chocolate and vanilla constitute the fastest expanding area of agricultural production ... Read More »

Green Coffee Imports – KCFA Position Statement

KCFA represents the farmer’s voice to our legislators. Green Coffee Imports – Position Statement POSITION STATEMENT KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION ****************************** Adopted by KCFA Board of Directors, April 19, 2006 ********************************** GREEN COFFEE IMPORTS We are the only coffee growing country stupid enough to permit the import of foreign beans intoour growing areas. BACKGROUND: According to its own website the ... Read More »

KCFA Position on Genetically Modified Coffee Stock

GMO Position adopted April 19, 2006 KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION POSITION ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED COFFEE STOCK WHEREAS, coffee has been grown continuously in the districts of North and South Kona for over one hundred and seventy years and is acknowledged to be one of the highest quality coffees in the world and the ” Guatemalan”  cultivar, also referred to as ... Read More »