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Legislative Objectives

Donald Schoenholt, founding KCFA Member

DNS – 2012 CV Who Is Donald Schoenholt and why do we KCFA Members appreciate him so much? Letter to the Governor From: Donald Schoenholt <i840coffee@gilliescoffee.com> Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:02 AM Subject: veto HB280 To: Gov.contact@hawaii.gov Dear Governor, The farmers of Kona coffee, and their roaster and consumer friends on the mainland have been working diligently for years, in an ... Read More »

Celebrate! Abercrombie to veto HB280

Read the whole story here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47956342 Please help insure that Governor Abercrombie knows we appreciate his efforts on our behalf, by sending a Mahalo email today, to: gov.contact@hawaii.gov  expressing your enthusiastic agreement with his VETO of HB280. It’s a happy day for 100% Kona Coffee Farmers because the integrity and reputation of 100% Kona Coffee will not be compromised by dubious ... Read More »

Voter Forum- Make your Voice Heard!

2012 State Races (click previous for all info) Hualalai Academy Auditorium Make agriculture a focus and attend these. Suggested questions below: Next Forum:  STATE SENATE Districts 3 and 4 Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Suggested questions include:  **In the almost 2 years since CBB was discovered in Kona, the Hawaii Dept of Ag ... Read More »

County Democratic Party Resolutions on Agriculture’s Fair Marketing Issues

The Hawaii County Democratic Party held its 2012 convention on May 5 in Honoka’a. Two of the resolutions adopted by the delegates are copied below:  Resolution #12HCD/2012 “Calling for Truthful Marketing of Kona Coffee” and Resolution #16HCD/2012 “Relating to Protection of ‘Origin’ Products and Their Small Farm Economies”. These and other resolutions adopted at the County Convention will be forwarded ... Read More »

Protect Kona Coffee – Mandatory Certification of Origin IS Necessary!

VETO HB 280 Repealing Mandatory Certification Hawaii-grown Green Coffee Please sign our Online Petiton to ask the Governor of Hawaii to REPEAL HB280 Sign the Petition Dear KCFA Members and Appreciators of 100% Kona Coffee: HB280 (Repeal of Mandatory Inspection and Certification of Green Coffee) appears almost certain to be adopted by the Hawaii Legislature at the request of the ... Read More »

HB280 – Letter to The Honorable Clarence K. Nishihara, Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee

E-MAILED—ORIGINAL TO FOLLOW March 17, 2012 The Honorable Clarence K. Nishihara       Kona Coffee Farmers Association Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee                                   Legislative Committee State Capitol, Room 204                        P.O Box 5436 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 415 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Dear Senator Nishihara: RE:  HB280, HD1/SD1 (Relating to Agriculture) Thank you, for including us in the meeting yesterday on HB 280 with the ... Read More »

KCFA vs. Safeway Class Action Suit

Latest regarding the Safeway Kona Select Brand Kona coffee dispute prompts class-action lawsuit September 15, 2011 – 10:08pm By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | The Associated Press “HONOLULU — A spat involving Safeway and Hawaii coffee growers is still brewing, even after the supermarket giant agreed to change labeling on its Kona blend coffee…” read the full story here CONTACT PERSON ... Read More »

KCFA vs. Safeway’s Kona Select Brand

KCFA vs. Safeway’s Kona Select Brand August 12, 2011 – HPR’s The Conversation with KCFA’s Paul Uster regarding the Safeway Boycott here August 11, 2011 – Video link from KITV (Honolulu) of KCFA‘s Boycotting Demonstration of here August 9, 2011 – HPR’s The Conversation speaks with Safeway’s Public Affairs Director here August 6, 2011 – Communication from Safeway: from AP ... Read More »

Kona Farmers: Coffee Bill On Gov’s Desk Creates More Confusion, Not Less

Kona Farmers: Coffee Bill On Gov’s Desk Creates More Confusion, Not Less by Lynn Nakagawa of CivilBeat.com Link to article: http://tinyurl.com/3hdardv – – – – – – – – Kona Farmers: Coffee Bill On Gov’s Desk Creates More Confusion, Not Less By Lynn Nakagawa  04/19/2011 A bill awaiting Gov. Neil Abercrombie‘s signature is intended to prevent mislabeling of Kona coffee ... Read More »