Hawaiian Coffee Yields Slump



WASHINGTON - Aug 12/13 - SNS - Hawaii coffee production is estimated at 7.00 million pounds (parchment basis) for the 2012-2013 season, down 8% from the previous season, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

Damage from the Coffee Berry Borer combined with variable precipitation extremes during the season negatively impacted yields.

Coffee Production - Hawaii: 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
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                        :                       Production 1/
          State         :-----------------------------------------------------------
                        :          2011-2012          :          2012-2013
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                        :                       1,000 pounds
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Hawaii .................:            7,600                         7,000
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1/ Parchment basis.