Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates 2020 Q and A

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates   QUESTION ONE: 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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2019 Contributions for Legislative Efforts

Donations.KCFA.Excel Donations For Legislative Efforts   SUBMITTED as of 11/10/2019 SUB-10/31/2019 Piasecki, Sammi – Holualoa, HI- For Legislative Effort (1) – $1.00 sammipiasecki@charter.net SUB-11/7/2019  Smith, Cea – Honaunau, HI Donation For Legislative Effort (1) – $10.00 no need SUB-11/7/2019  Childs, Colin Keola – Holualoa, HI Donation For Legislative Effort (1) – $100.00 keolachilds@hotmail.com SUB- 11/8/2019 …

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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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