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Colombian coffee growers threaten with strike

Friday, July 5, 2013


Pressure is mounting on governments in the world's top arabica coffee nations to come to the rescue of their growers as prices slump below production costs.

Colombian growers are threatening a stoppage in August - their second since February - unhappy over the way a new coffee subsidy is being distributed.

Meanwhile, the country's farming sector as a whole is calling for more aid against low prices and cheap imports resulting from free trade agreements.

Source: Reuters