State extends managerial position for CBB subsidy program

  • The coffee berry borer, a small beetle native to Central Africa, has threatened the coffee industry on Hawaii Island. (Hawaii Department of Agriculture/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Troy Keolanui of OK Farms Hawaii shows what damage could look like from a coffee berry borer in this file photo. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Hawaii Tribune-Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s fight against the invasive coffee berry borer takes more than a minimal financial toll on its farming community.