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Guatemala Farmers Lose Coffee Output as Rains Spur Crop Disease

November 29, 2011

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Some farmers in Guatemala may lose coffee output as excess rains spurred crop diseases, the National Coffee Association, known as Anacafe, said in an e- mailed response to questions.

National crop losses are limited, while some producers will lose up to 30 percent of their harvest, Nancy Mendez, a spokeswoman for Anacafe, said in an e-mail on Nov. 26. The country will produce 3.7 million 60-kilogram bags this season, Anacafe said.

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