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 »

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 »

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 »

for KCFA Members only—Free PR Offer

to encourage KCFA members who directly retail their coffee to provide KCFA’s Kona Coffee message to customers, we will be giving 50 Kona Coffee Brochures or 50 Bumper Stickers or 50 of the “Pretending to be Kona”” cards--without charge. Read More »

and more… to UPDATE the HDOA CBB Subsidy Program

Apologies for the many updates, but we are keeping you up with the latest. and More Clarification… (there is actually a year to file) but there are two days to make purchases that are eligible for 75% reimbursement.  The reimbursement goes to 50% for purchases made after 6/30/2016.   Please note:  The links in the previous email (reprinted entirely below and sent to you on ... Read More »

almost 6 years ago, in September 2010

From KCFA’s Pest and Disease Committee Have you ever brought in green coffee from outside the Big Island?  Did you know there are strict rules on the importation of green coffee? Recently, a shipping box from a mainland green coffee retailer was spotted at the post office.  Could this put us all at risk, again? To prevent the spread of ... Read More »

KCFA HDOA Beauvaria bassiana Grant Voucher Update

 KCFA HDOA Bb Grant Announcement    FINAL NOTICE regarding the fact that the KCFA grant with HDOA is closed.    Glad that we could help you all with this opportunity and please participate if contacted for evaluation input on impacts and how could be of better service than was.  Beauveria Subsidy Options As the KCFA grant has closed, there are ... Read More »

Timely Payments for your Cherry

FYI- A KCFA Member sent in this notice which was published in the West Hawaii Today on 12/30/2015. http://hi.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp?Page=PublicNotice&AdId=3991522 The same KCFA member has advised that the auction date has since been postponed and was not held and a new date has not been set. It’s the end of the picking season for most, and if you have not been ... Read More »

Lee Sugai’s FSA Advisory Committee Candidacy

To: KCFA Members From:  KCFA Board of Directors   Re: USDA/Farm Service Agency Advisory Committee Election   At the KCFA Board meeting on November 17, Lee Sugai (Kona coffee farmer and KCFA member) requested our support for his candidacy for the USDA’s Hawaii County Farm Service Agency’s advisory committee. This committee provides producer input on USDA money and resources for ... Read More »