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Colombia coffee-growers worry over La Niña

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Colombian coffee growers still dealing with the consequences of the El Niño drought are now bracing for heavy La Niña rains which could hurt the country's harvest even more, the head of the coffee federation said on Tuesday.

Growers, who are finishing harvesting beans shrunk by lack of water, will soon have to contend with overly humid soil and the possible spread of the roya leaf rust disease, Roberto Velez, the head of the country's Coffee Federation, said.

Source: Reuters