US House of Representatives, District 2 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Candidates for US House of Representatives, District 2 Question One: Counterfeiting and deceptive labeling of Kona and other Hawaii-grown coffee products occurs all too often on the Mainland–with adverse economic impact to Hawaii’s coffee growers and damage to the reputation of Hawaii-grown coffee.   The federal Food and Drug Administration has…

Hawaii County Council 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to West Hawaii County Council Candidates QUESTIONS: On October 15, 2014, the Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 501-14 requesting the State Legislature to adopt legislation requiring the use of Hawaii geographic-origin names in the labeling or advertising of a Hawaii coffee blend only if the blend contains at…

Hawaii House of Representatives 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to West Hawaii State House of Representatives Candidates Question One: For more than 28 years Hawaii has been the only region anywhere in the world to authorize by law the use of its origin names on packages of an agricultural product (coffee) with only 10% genuine content—HRS 486-120.6. For more…

House Agriculture Committee in support of HB 1886 (01/25/2020 email to Members)

URGENT ACTION ALERT Aloha Friends, Family, and Supporters of Hawaii Grown Coffee On All Islands Your testimony is needed now to protect brand integrity for coffee grown on all islands.  Read background on the issue HERE The battle to preserve brand integrity and another excellent article printed in Civil Beat HERE Hawaii’s coffee blend law deceives consumers (Civil…

3/24/19 Letter to the Governor

March 24, 2019 To: Governor David Y. Ige c/o Cindy McMillan, Communications Director Dear Governor Ige: I am a coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii County. I have publicly supported your two campaigns for governor. I am writing to express concern that with regard to HB144 your administration’s Hawaii Department of Agriculture…

Council District 7 Candidates answer KCFA Questionnaire

Candidate Questionnaire—from the Kona Coffee Farmers Association  RESPONSE DATE:  September 26, 2018  For the three questions below, please select either “yes”, “no”, or “other”.  Comments are optional, but would be very helpful.  “Yes” answers will indicate support for positions taken by the Kona Coffee Farmers Association (“KCFA”) and support for the interests of Hawaii coffee…

RESPONSES TO KCFA CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRES

In the last week of June KCFA’s Legislative Committee sent questionnaires with 3 coffee-related questions to candidates for West Hawaii legislative offices and to candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor. [Note–questions to candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor were slightly modified to reflect administrative, rather than legislative offices.] Responses were requested from candidates by July…