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B. bassiana Sprayer Mister program- KCFA email of 9/29/2014

NOTE: all communication must be directed to: mbondera@kohalacenter.org  Aloha Coffee Farmers, The wrinkles in the grant program funding have finally been ironed out and we’re ready to get the Mister-Blowers out to the Huis.   The group of farmers who attended the July 2nd meeting helped design the program. We will have 5 Huis (Holualoa, Keauhou, Kealakehe, Honaunau, Ka’u). Each ... Read More »

Addition to Botanigard Compatibility List- email to Members of 9/9/14

CAUTION:  Pyronyl is a broad spectrum insecticide which will also kill beneficial insects. Read cautionary statements on container and follow product recommendations. Pyronyl tests show compatibility with Botanigard   Bioworks, the maker of Botanigard, has completed a series of tank mix tests with Pyronyl and Botanigard.   The good news is that the two can be mixed together. From Bioworks:   ... Read More »

B. bassiana Update: KCFA Email of June 20, 2014

Re: the KCFA’S B.bassiana HDOA Grant This morning (6/20/14) we were told that we have one final document to sign and have notarized for the Grant. Though the project is not yet able to move forward, it looks like we will have go ahead by about June 25 (the legal deadline is next week).      Despite the added delays, please bear ... Read More »

Mahalo! and Workshop Monday on Efficient Application Rate for bassiana

Subject:  GOOD NEWS—SB111 was Deferred! Many thanks to all KCFA members who took time to submit written testimony to the House Agriculture Committee in opposition to SB111, the bill that would have given broad authority to the Board of Agriculture to re-write “Made-in-Hawaii/Labeling” laws. After Monday’s hearing, the Committee “deferred” the measure. Strong testimony from many KCFA members was critical ... Read More »

Your Action Needed, please! SB111/SD2

Testimony to the Legislature needed: Please send in by 10:40 am Sunday! We need (again) KCFA members and supporters to send email testimony in opposition to SB111/SD2.  At the last minute, the Senate Agriculture Committee inserted new language into what had been introduced as a “blank bill”. On February 26 the Senate Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Ways and Means Committees approved the ... Read More »

01.25.14Consumer Fraud Protection and Meeting with US REP. Gabbard Press Releases

For your information. It has been busy!  Don’t forget we also have EXPO on Friday January 31, 2014 from 10-4 at Old Airport’s Makeo Pavilion. KCFA PR of January 23, 2014 TWO BILLS ADDRESS “CONSUMER FRAUD” IN HAWAII COFFEE LABELING Kona State Representative Nicole Lowen and Hawaii County State Senator Russell Ruderman, at the urging of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association, have ... Read More »

December 19, 2013

In case you missed it,  the article from the December “Independent Voice” concerning Hawaii Coffee Company’s new 10% Ka’u Coffee Blend is here.  If you haven’t yet done so, we encourage you to send an email message to Chef Alan Wong expressing disappointment that he is lending his name to this deceptively labeled product! Don’t miss the Santa Claus Bargain ... Read More »

Scam Alert- Email to Members- 11.15.13

Several KCFA Members have reported receiving this suspicious email this week, from email address: mekremo@gmail.com I need to purchase some quantity of coffee for some hotels and cafe consumption,below is the qty and type of coffee am interested in; French Dark Roast Whole Bean Qty: 75bags of 5lb (350lbs) Let me know the total cost for the 75bags and form of payment you ... Read More »

Public Hearing Testimony Request- Email

TO:  All KCFA Members FROM: Cecelia Smith, President KCFA RE:  Proposed “Changes to Coffee Standards” While KCFA will be presenting a detailed list of all concerns on behalf of the Association at Thursday’s Public Hearing, we are asking for your help! October 10 at 9 am at the West Hawaii Civic Center, mauka of Honokohau Harbor. Please come and give ... Read More »