May 23, 2019
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Legislative Objectives

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 »

Legislative Alert! Help Needed by Monday 2:45 pm

LEGISLATIVE ALERT!  WE NEED YOUR HELP.   WE NEED EACH KCFA MEMBER TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE ASKING THAT THE STATE OF HAWAII RECOGNIZE CBB AS A DIRE EMERGENCY FOR COFFEE FARMERS. The Background—HB353 (CBB Research and Farmer Support)—This bill was introduced by Kona Representative Nicole Lowen and provides for $500,000 for emergency CBB research by ... Read More »


RESOLUTION OF THE KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITION 37 AND CONSUMERS’ RIGHT TO KNOW WHEREAS, the membership of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association is predominantly made up of small-scale farmers who produce one of the world’s premier specialty crops–100% Kona Coffee; WHEREAS, specialty agricultural crops (including Kona and other Hawaii-grown coffees) is the fastest growing segment ... Read More »

2012 Candidates for Hawaii County, State and National – KCFA Questionnaire

We asked, they answered!  Inform yourself! Those names printed in BOLD below, will be Candidates in the General Election. Vote with your heart and soul! DNR= Did Not Respond Questions and Links to Responses are below Candidate Names US Senate:       Ed Case Mazie Hirono (D) Linda Lingle (R)   US REPRESENTATIVE, District 2 Matthew DiGeronimo  Tulsi Gabbard (D) Mufi ... Read More »

Governor Abercrombie and us – July 4, 2012

The Governor of Hawaii with three of us at the July 4th Democrat Political Picnic, held in Kailua Kona. Thank you to all KCFA Members who came to the event!  Your help is greatly appreciated! The Governor  told several KCFA Members at the Picnic, that he plans to VETO HB280. KCFA is sending 2 delegates to talk to the Governor, on Oahu, on Monday July 9th.  The day before the ... Read More »