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Brazil's coffee harvest likely up 20 percent

Brazil's coffee harvest likely up 20 percent

Brazilian officials say the nation's coffee harvest will be 20 percent larger than last year's _ but will not be a record crop as earlier forecast.
Soy production is also expected to jump 20 percent.
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry says Thursday it expects a coffee harvest of 47.2 million bags in the world's largest coffee exporting nation.
That is down from a January forecast of 48.7 million bags, in part because of less rainfall than usual in the growing regions.
Last year, Brazil harvested 39.5 million bags of coffee. Each bag weighs 130 pounds (60 kilograms).
Soy production is forecast to be 68.7 million tons, up from 57 million tons last year.
Brazil is the world's second largest soy producer after the U.S.


Updated : 2021-05-06 10:07 GMT+08:00