Both papers with full page Coffee articles today
Coffee, the main export product of Nicaragua, faces tough times. A rust attack has endangered at least 10% of the 2012-2013 cycle, and the international price per quintal is below U.S. $ 145.
The most disturbing news is that in Central America, Nicaragua has one of the lowest yields of grain production per acre planted.
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I was surprised at the low per manzana figure, 11 quintals on average per manzana so: 1,100 pounds at $1.45 a pound = $1,595 per manzana. After costs, you would need a lot of manzanas to make a living
Some producers of the Segovias estimate that the losses amount to ten percent of the crop in that area. Marcio Irías Rodríguez, representative of the coffee producers of Estelí, said that "this problem will have greater impact on crops in the coming years."