Hawaii's Coffee Crop Shrinks



WASHINGTON - Dec 11/12 - SNS -- Hawaii coffee production is forecast at 7.20 million pounds (parchment basis) for the 2012-2013 season, down 5% from the previous season, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates for 2012.

Damage from the Coffee Berry Borer continues to negatively impact yields.

Coffee Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - Hawaii 2011-2012
and 2012-2013
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               :  Area harvested   :  Yield per acre   :   Production 1/
     State     :-----------------------------------------------------------
               :2011-2012:2012-2013:2011-2012:2012-2013:2011-2012:2012-2013
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               :  ---- acres ----     ---- pounds ---       1,000 pounds
               :
Hawaii ........:  6,300     6,100     1,210     1,180     7,600     7,200
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1/ Parchment basis.