March 19, 2019
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GMO Coffee (and Kalo) Bill Passes Council

GMO Coffee (and Kalo) Bill Passes Council taken from KCFA Newsletter 10.09.08 County Council Bill #361 restricting release of GMO taro and coffee in the County was passed by the Council 10/8/08 by a vote of 9-0. More than 5.5 hours of testimony came from 93 people, of which 69% testified in favor of the Bill, followed by an hour ... Read More »

2008 Candidate Forums

The KCFA sponsored 3 Candidate Forums in the Fall of 2008, dedicated to agricultural issues. 2008 Candidates– Our original mailing in September 2008 County Council Q and A County Mayoral Q and A State Legislature Q and A Read More »

Truth-In-Labeling – Position Statement

POSITION STATEMENT & RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE IDENTITY OF HAWAII-GROWN SPECIALTY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ******************************************************* Adopted by KCFA Board of Directors, April 19, 2006 ******************************************************* It is the position of the KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION: 1) THAT specialty agricultural crops such as coffee, tropical fruit, macadamia nuts, chocolate and vanilla constitute the fastest expanding area of agricultural production ... Read More »

KCFA represents the Farmers’ voice to our Legislators

KCFA will actively represent and communicate the interests of its members to State and Federal legislators and agencies on issues such as amendment to the State 10% Kona coffee blend law, country of origin labeling, importation of green coffee, consumer protection, and preservation of important agricultural lands. Read More »

Green Coffee Imports – KCFA Position Statement

KCFA represents the farmer’s voice to our legislators. Green Coffee Imports – Position Statement POSITION STATEMENT KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION ****************************** Adopted by KCFA Board of Directors, April 19, 2006 ********************************** GREEN COFFEE IMPORTS We are the only coffee growing country stupid enough to permit the import of foreign beans intoour growing areas. BACKGROUND: According to its own website the ... Read More »

KCFA Position on Genetically Modified Coffee Stock

GMO Position adopted April 19, 2006 KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION POSITION ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED COFFEE STOCK WHEREAS, coffee has been grown continuously in the districts of North and South Kona for over one hundred and seventy years and is acknowledged to be one of the highest quality coffees in the world and the ” Guatemalan”  cultivar, also referred to as ... Read More »