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Coffee berry borer beetle battle

Some farms finding success; Kona brand still threatened by destructive pest

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KCFA supports California Proposition 37

MEDIA RELEASE At its August board meeting, the Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) passed a resolution supporting California Ballot Proposition 37 which if passed will make California the first state in the U.S. to require labeling of most foods made with genetically modified organisms. Genetically engineered (GE) labeling is already law in nearly 50 countries, […]

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Cream of the Crop 2012 winners

Cream of the Crop 2012 winners

MEDIA RELEASE The Cream of the Crop Committee and Kona Coffee Council announces winners from the Aug. 11 event at Four Seasons Hualalai. 2012 Results Peoples Choice Awards Gold Ribbon: Open – Greenwell Farms, Inc. Estate – Wailele Estates Kona Coffee Organic – Mountain Thundern Coffee Plantation Dessert – Kona Mocha Misu- Alaina deHavilland / […]

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CBB workshops slated Aug. 24-25 in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE A two-day workshop, “Integrated Pest Management of the Coffee Berry Borer,” will bring pest expert Dr. Luis Aristizabal to West Hawaii to share his expertise with local coffee producers. The workshop is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Hawaii’s coffee farmers are […]

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Kona coffee gets top bid at Grounds for Health auction

MEDIA RELEASE Now in its fourth year, the annual Grounds for Health Green Coffee Auction raised $100,100 to help prevent cervical cancer in coffee-growing communities. Forty-four coffee importers and producers from around the globe donated bags of green coffee, which was then auctioned off Une 5-6 during an online event. A Kona coffee took the […]

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KCFA now will be closely watching California lawsuit over deceptive consumer practices

Coffee farmers, Kokubun laud Safeway decision to change labeling

KCFA now will be closely watching California lawsuit over deceptive consumer practices

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Safeway agrees to change labeling on 'Kona Blend' coffee

Safeway agrees to change labeling on ‘Kona Blend’ coffee

EDITOR’s NOTE: See updated story at: www.hawaii247.com/2011/09/01/c… MEDIA RELEASE By letter dated Aug. 31, 2011, Safeway Stores notified the Kona Coffee Farmers Association and Russell Kokubun, Chairman of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, that it will make requested modifications in the labeling of “Safeway Select Kona Blend” coffee sold by Safeway on the US Mainland. […]

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Hetzel: Another flawed Kona coffee labeling bill nears approval

Hetzel: Another flawed Kona coffee labeling bill nears approval

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Farmers have OK to use fungus on CBB

Farmers have OK to use fungus on CBB

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved general use and importation of two pesticides to help control the coffee berry borer beetle. The board OK’d use of the pesticides that contain a fungus known to smother the bean-eating beetle. Although it is called a pesticide, the substance will […]

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Ag board to address CBB, fungus (Feb. 22)

Ag board to address CBB, fungus (Feb. 22)

MEDIA RELEASE WHO: HDOA Board of Agriculture WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 WHERE: IMIN Center, Holualoa WHY: The Board will be deciding on whether to allow the general use and importation of Botanigard (Beauveria bassiana fungus) to assist in the control of CBB The bassiana fungus is one of the primary weapons used in […]

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New Honolulu cafe to feature Big Island coffees

New Honolulu cafe to feature Big Island coffees

MEDIA RELEASE Beach Bum Cafe celebrates its grand opening during Downtown Honolulu’s First Friday on Feb. 4. The new microbrew coffee house, serves and sells only 100% Hawaii-grown coffee. The cafe features coffees specially chosen for their unique and extraordinary flavor by owner Dennis McQuoid, with the assistance of Shawn Steiman of Coffea Consulting. Steiman […]

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'The average coffee today was a bit above the average of years past'

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival preliminary cupping results

‘The average coffee today was a bit above the average of years past’

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KCFA calls for ban on green coffee imports

KCFA calls for ban on green coffee imports

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Farmers Association has passed a Resolution calling for an immediate suspension of green coffee imports into the state. The decision was made by a Board vote Oct. 19, shortly after the discovery of Coffee Berry Borer in Kona’s coffee trees, and follows more than five years of requests to the […]

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Greenwell Farms names Wolhman retail center & tours manager

Greenwell Farms names Wolhman retail center & tours manager

MEDIA RELEASE Greenwell Farms has named Brad Wolhman the new retail center & tours manager. Wolman’s responsibilities will be to oversee the day-to-day operations keeping its top priority of providing excellent customer service. “The Greenwell Farms ohana welcomes Brad and looks forward to his retail expertise in marketing and promotions. We believe he possesses the […]

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