Aloha HCA Members & Friends,
The Hawaii coffee industry needs your help!
SB855 (Relating to Coffee Pest Control) is scheduled for a hearing by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment (AEN) on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
This measure extends the sunset of the CBB pesticide subsidy program and expands it to include relief for the control of Coffee Leaf Rust.
The HCA has submitted supporting testimony and is working to strengthen the measure.
Our testimony may be found here.
A link to the measure is here: Measure Status (hawaii.gov). Use the blue “Submit Testimony” button and follow the prompts. You can express your support in matter of minutes with a series of clicks, or you can write more detailed testimony.
Please note, written testimony is due 24 hours before the hearing (Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.) and it would be great if you could also testify via videoconference during the hearing. To testify, you must sign up for an account on the Hawaii State Legislature’s website.
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Mahalo and stay well,
Christopher A. Manfredi
Hawaii Coffee Association