Brazil Faces Potential ‘Major Failure’ in 2021 Coffee Crop, Specialist Says

"Most of the time I can say that I couldn't believe how bad the crops are, and I came to Brazil thinking it could be the opposite," said soft commodities expert Judith Ganes, who has 37 years of experience and is president of JGanes Consulting.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Soft commodities expert Judith Ganes came to Brazil this month in a bid to inspect coffee fields, only to learn about potential losses that could hit as much as 50% of next year's crop in certain areas of the largest global producer and exporter.

Ganes told Reuters she decided to visit coffee farms after producers were able to harvest one of the best quality crops in Brazil's history. While dry weather is good at the time of harvest, a prolonged drought fueled speculation about a weakening of Brazil's coffee trees in the . . .

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