Congressional delegation introduces legislation to protect coffee, macadamia industries

  • A worker picks coffee Friday at Kona Coffee and Tea’s farm in Holualoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Courtesy of state Department of Agriculture Coffee leaf rust forms irregular, pale-yellow spots on the upper surfaces of coffee tree leaves.

  • A worker picks coffee Friday at Kona Coffee and Tea’s farm in Holualoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii’s congressional delegation recently introduced bicameral legislation to allow research funding to address all current and emerging threats to the coffee and macadamia nut industries