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Legislative Objectives

KCFA request to the SBRRB for “re-opening” and the attached statements of issues

Attachments to Palcovich email, below, noted in item  -2 Proposed Coffee Standards Kokubun emails <KCFA logo> May 5, 2014Dori Palcovich, Administrator Small Business Regulatory Review BoardRe: Proposed Amendments to Coffee StandardsDear Ms. Palcovich:On behalf of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) and it’s more than 300 members and for the reasons set forth in the attached “Coffee Standards Analysis”, I am ... Read More »

Action Needed- Your Help Needed!

QUESTIONS from Members 03/26/2014 Q–<Testifying in Person>”? A-Means you will be at the Legislature.  Select <No> if you do not plan to be there and are instead sending in Testimony Q-<May we put our testimony into the comments section of page instead of uploading a doc and still be effective?> A- Yes. (For April 2014)- The Independent Voice- KCFA’s President’s Message ... 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 »

Thursday October 10 in Kona- Hearing on Changes to Coffee Standard Regs

NEW HDOA PROPOSED COFFEE STANDARDS– HDOA is holding a hearing on Thursday, October 10 at 9am at the West Hawaii Civic Center to take testimony on 34 pages of new regulations making significant changes to the Coffee Standards.   KCFA has reviewed the entire document and has identified 9 important concerns.  Click on the link below to see all 9.  For the sake of brevity this message highlights ... 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 »

3.13.2013 UPDATE – CBB Funding Restored to Bill

An email sent to all active KCFA Members on March 13, 2013 Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Legislative Committee of our Kona Coffee Farmers Association, we have SUCCEEDED! As many are aware, in January Kona Representative Nicole Lowen introduced a very important bill to address our CBB Emergency. Rep. Lowen’s bill (“HB353”) provides for $500,000 in emergency CBB research by ... Read More »