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Friday, May 17, 2013

Coffee fungus gives key Central America industry the jitters

Hector Perez, a small-batch coffee producer, points out damaged coffee beans near Antigua, Guatemala. The Guatemalan National Coffee Association said rust disease will destroy 15 percent of the 2012-2013 harvest and as much as 40 percent of next season’s harvest.