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Sen. Gabbard’s Response to email regarding KonaRed

  From: Bruce Corker <bruce.corker@gmail.com> Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM Subject: KonaRed/Other States’ Protections for Farmers To: “Sen. Mike Gabbard” <sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov> Cc: Andrew Gomes <agomes@staradvertiser.com>, Richard Creagan <repcreagan@gmail.com>, “Rep. Nicole Lowen” <replowen@capitol.hawaii.gov>, Josh Green <sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov>, margaret wille <mdwille@gmail.com>, Scott Enright <scott.enright@hawaii.gov> Dear Mike: After review of Andrew Gomes’ November 6 Star-Advertiser article about KonaRed’s coffee drink, you ... Read More »

November 2017 The Independent Voice

Panama Coffee Auction Record Bid - $601/lb., Fermentation with Yeast – an Experiment, Revisit the Feldman Study, HDOA Sponsored Food-Oriented Trade Shows, Questions about KonaRed Cold Brew Coffee, Seal of Quality Campaign, Salute to Supporting Business Member: Lind Insurance Services, Recipe: Kona Gold Martini, Write to Us Read More »

Letter to HDOA regarding KonaRed

October 18 , 2017 Scott Enright, Chair Hawaii Department of Agriculture 1428 South King Street Honolulu, Hi 96814 Re: KonaRed Cold Brew Coffee Original Kona Blend Dear Scott: A Kona Coffee Farmers Association (www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org) member recently brought to our attention, and raised concerns over, the labeling on a coffee product that uses the “Kona” name and is offered for sale ... Read More »

October 2017 – The Independent Voice

National Coffee Day/World Coffee Day, Farewell to Lisa Corker, Kona Coffee Cultural Fest Cupping Competition, Coffee Fermentation with Yeast Workshop, Coffee & Art Stroll Booth Volunteers, NRSC Sign-Up Deadline - October 20, Lessons from Puerto Rico, Coffee Trivia, Hawaii Ag Conference 2017, A LEAN Farm, Salute to Supporting Business Member: Ashe LLC, and Recipe: Tiramisu Read More »

September 2017 The Independent Voice

Little Fire Ant Training, Website Redesign in Process, HDOA CBB Pesticide Subsidy Program, Last Fertilizer Application, Makana o Aloha, Promote your Website on the Hawaii Ag Products Portal, Slow Food Nations Conference, Sparkle Up Your Buy Direct Listing, Legalities of Buying Cherry, What is the current Cherry Price?, Salute to Supporting Business Member: I`iwi Kona Coffee, Recipe: Coffee Float Read More »

addendum to August 2017 – The Independent Voice

August 2017 – The Independent Voice Are There Little Fire Ants on Your Property? Unfortunately, Little Fire Ant seems here to stay.  It’s been reported throughout the Kona districts, with more farms identifying it weekly.   Mayor Kim has directed the County Department of Research and Development to assess the economic and social impact of LFA.  The survey results will ... Read More »

August 2017 – The Independent Voice

Andrea’s CBB Website Wins National Award, Major Problems Found in Plant Quarantine Audit, NRCS Program Funding Information, National Coffee Month USDA Transportation Cost Reimbursement Program, Salute to Supporting Business Member: West Coast Seed Mill Supply Co., Recipe: Brown Sugar and Coffee Barbeque Sauce Read More »

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 »

July 2017 – The Independent Voice

Governor Ige Signs HDOA Subsidy Bill, Chemistry of Coffee Roasting – Part 2, Help for Honduran Farm Workers, NYT Articles on Benefits of Drinking Coffee Seats Available for Korea Trade Mission, Kona Road Construction in 1897, Preserving your Farm for the Future, Salute to Supporting Business Member: Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union and Recipe: Mocha Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze Read More »