Nicaragua Predicts Good Bean Harvest

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is projecting a first harvest of 1.5 million quintals of the staple grain.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A production amount which, in the opinion of Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Ariel Bucardo Rocha, will affect the decline in bean prices.

"We are on the verge of harvesting the bean crop, we have planted over 100,000 acres of beans, especially red beans," said the representative.

"We expect the first crops to be harvested in mid-August and, as projected by MAGFOR, when the grain comes on to the market the estimate is that a pound of beans will be sold to the end consumer at between 10 ($ 0.45) and 12 ($ 0.53) córdobas. The grain is currently being sold in the capital's markets at between 17 ($ 0.76) and 18 ($ 0.80) córdobas pound", published Laprensa.com.ni



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From a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry:

Production expectations in both beans and corn, are excellent assured the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Ariel Bucardo, during a meeting of the Bean Council, involving producers, exporters and government officials.

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Weather and price conditions bode well for the current crop, which is scheduled for mid August.

Mid-August will see the start of corn and beans harvesting, which is expected to be very positive due to the favorable climate and production conditions.

These good conditions, coupled with the prices of grains, have allowed authorities to foresee very good results from the harvest of about 7.7 million quintals of white corn, 1.41 million quintals of beans and 1.91 million quintals of upland rice .

Nicaragua: Droughts Affect 30% of Harvest

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The Agriculture Ministry reported that recent droughts could have affected 30% of the second harvest of the year.

Ariel Bucardo Rocha, Agriculture Minister, reported that 37 municipalities of the country were severely affected.

Laprensa.com.ni published further comments by the minister: "We believe that in the hardest hit municipalities, production will fall, because some farmers did not seed, or because there was a lack of water. The 30% figure is preliminary...".

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