Hawaii on the Hill Handout – Washington, DC June 2019

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association consisting of more than 250 members and supporting the interests of the hard-working coffee farmers in the Kona District on Hawaii Island. The KCFA’s mission is “to promote and protect Kona farmers’ economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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HB186 Testimony Example

Dear Chair Gabbard and Members of the Senate AEN Committee: I am a Kona coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii Island and am a member of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association.  I strongly support the passage of HB186. The threat of Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) creates a danger that Hawaii-grown coffee will…

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