Hawaii Coffee Crop Sinks



WASHINGTON - Aug 13/15 - SNS -- Hawaii coffee production is estimated at 7.50 million pounds (parchment basis) for the 2014-2015 season, down 11% from the previous season, according to the latest USDA production forecast for 2015.

Area harvested totaled 7,800, acres down 400 acres from the previous year. Average yield, at 960 pounds (parchment basis) per acre, is down 60 pounds from last year. Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) continued to be a problem on the Island of Hawaii. The season (in December 2014) also marked the first time CBB has been discovered on the Island of Oahu.

Coffee Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - Hawaii 2013-2014
and 2014-2015
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               :  Area harvested   :  Yield per acre   :   Production 1/
     State     :-----------------------------------------------------------
               :2013-2014:2014-2015:2013-2014:2014-2015:2013-2014:2014-2015
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               : ----- acres ----    ---- pounds ---       1,000 pounds
               :
Hawaii ........:  8,200     7,800     1,020      960      8,400     7,500
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1/ Parchment basis.