Kona Rep. Nichole Lowen Thanks Senator Mazie Hirono for Securing Federal Funds to Fight Coffee Berry Borer
Representative Nicole Lowen (Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau) today praised U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono for successfully securing $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fight the coffee berry borer beetle that has been a blight on Hawaii Island coffee growers for the past three years.
This past legislative session, Representative Lowen introduced and guided HB 353 through the State Legislature. It was signed into law on June 26th, and will provide $800,000 in state money for mitigation of the coffee borer infestation.
Source: Damon Tucker
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