Coffee farmers in jeopardy with no federal aid

CHELSEA JENSEN/West Hawaii Today file photo Ray Taggart, farm manager at Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee Farms, looks out Sept. 6, 2019, over the acres of coffee grown at the Holualoa farm.

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s congressional delegation has continually urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand its coronavirus relief program to include coffee farmers, but the state’s roughly $50 million coffee industry waits in limbo.