Honduras: Farmers Guarantee Corn Production

Despite losses due to the heavy rains, an agricultural association of basic grains producers has assured corn supplies.

Friday, September 10, 2010

For the forthcoming harvest, 12.9 million hundredweight of corn production is predicted.

The president of the Honduran National Association of Basic Grain Producers (Prograno in Spanish), Luis Donaire, told La Tribuna that they, "do not expect problems due to the floods last month or due to the heavy rain that may fall in September and October".

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The Industrial Price of a Quintal of Corn

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Honduran producers have negotiate purchase prices for a quintal of top quality white grain from between $9.7 to $9.8 with flour producers.

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Rains in Honduras affect 50% of the crop

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Losses of up to 50 percent of the seeded acreage of corn due to recent heavy rains have been reported in some parts of the country.

"In Olancho in the northwest and in other communities there have been more than 16 straight days of rain," said the president of Prograno, Luis Donaire. "They have lost almost 50 percent of their corn crop.

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