BRAZIL COFFEE  STORAGE WILL RAISECOFFEE FARMER INCOME
It appears that Brazil isgoing to copy a practice   from United States   agriculture, storingexcess crop production.     B...
It is likely that Brazilcoffee storage will raise coffee farmer income.     By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
Currently there is not enough storage capacityin the Brazil, the premier  coffee producer in the          world.      By w...
The Brazil Ministry of Agriculture expects to   increase availablemonies for coffee storage   by nearly a billion        d...
The point is that coffee  prices, just like corn prices, soybean prices,and wheat prices, tend to        fluctuate.     By...
When a coffee farmer hasno storage capacity he is forced to sell at harvest           time.This is typically when he will ...
In the United Statesfarmers are paid to hold corn and soybeans off       the market.     By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
This helps stabilize crop    prices for wholesalecoffee and allows farmers   to sell their crops at a  later time and, usu...
This is what Brazil plans           to do.      As with the US  experience, it is likelythat Brazil coffee storage will ra...
The storage question isespecially pertinent at       this time.    By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
Coffee prices were nearall-time highs last year.     By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
Since last year Arabicacoffee futures have fallen  by more than a third.     By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
This year is expected toprovide a bumper crop inBrazil, which will tend to drive coffee prices even          lower.     By...
Brazilian Agricultural  Ministry estimates are  that the country will produce just over fifty-two million bags of coffee i...
At one hundred thirty-two pounds a bag that is   an increase of four   hundred thirty-five  million, six hundred  thousand...
Brazil coffee storage will    raise coffee farmer  income because coffee  growers will be able tohold a significant part o...
Price stability, as well asa good income for coffeegrowers, is the long term      goal in Brazil.Boom and bust years do no...
In fact, a boom and bust agricultural cycle tends  to drive small farmersout of business and large  farm businesses in to ...
The ability to store a reasonable fraction ofeach year’s coffee crop   will lead to market stability just as Brazilcoffee ...
Programs like this help      farmers. Just recently we wroteabout how credit unionssupport organic growers       in Mexico...
The supply chain,   available credit, andgovernment support can   make the difference  between success andfailure for farm...
From the viewpoint of the  healthy organic coffeeproducer, storage is also a        good idea. Although organic coffee  co...
Brazil coffee storage willraise coffee farmer income in the organic market as            well.      By www.BuyOrganicCoffe...
Farmers will be able towait for not only betterprices, but better andmore reliable buyers as          well.    By www.BuyO...
The critical issue for  organic coffee is that    storage must besequestered from that for     regular coffee.     By www....
The supply chain for organic coffee from bushto cup is such that regular  coffee and organic coffee    are never processed...
For more usefulinformation about organic    coffee please visit:www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org.
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Brazil Coffee Storage Will Raise Coffee Farmer Income

It appears that Brazil is going to copy a practice from United States agriculture, storing excess crop production. It is likely that Brazil coffee storage will raise coffee farmer income. Currently there is not enough storage capacity in the Brazil, the premier coffee producer in the world. The Brazil Ministry of Agriculture expects to increase available monies for coffee storage by nearly a billion dollars.

The point is that coffee prices, just like corn prices, soybean prices, and wheat prices, tend to fluctuate. When a coffee farmer has no storage capacity he is forced to sell at harvest time. This is typically when he will get the lowest price for his crop. In the United States farmers are paid to hold corn and soybeans off the market. This helps stabilize crop prices for wholesale coffee and allows farmers to sell their crops at a later time and, usually for a better price. This is what Brazil plans to do. As with the US experience, it is likely that Brazil coffee storage will raise coffee farmer income.

The storage question is especially pertinent at this time. Coffee prices were near all-time highs last year. Since last year Arabica coffee futures have fallen by more than a third. This year is expected to provide a bumper crop in Brazil, which will tend to drive coffee prices even lower. Brazilian Agricultural Ministry estimates are that the country will produce just over fifty-two million bags of coffee in 2012, up from forty-nine million bags in 2011. At one hundred thirty-two pounds a bag that is an increase of four hundred thirty-five million, six hundred thousand pounds of coffee. Brazil coffee storage will raise coffee farmer income because coffee growers will be able to hold a significant part of their crop off the market, keeping prices from falling excessively.

Price stability, as well as a good income for coffee growers, is the long term goal in Brazil. Boom and bust years do not lead to prosperous coffee growers. In fact, a boom and bust agricultural cycle tends to drive small farmers out of business and large farm businesses in to bankruptcy. The ability to store a reasonable fraction of each year’s coffee crop will lead to market stability just as Brazil coffee storage will raise coffee farmer income. Programs like this help farmers.

Just recently we wrote about how credit unions support organic growers in Mexico. The supply chain, available credit, and government support can make the difference between success and failure for farmers of any crop.

From the viewpoint of the healthy organic coffee producer, storage is also a good idea. Although organic coffee commands a higher price, the market can be spotty.

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  1. 1. BRAZIL COFFEE STORAGE WILL RAISECOFFEE FARMER INCOME
  2. 2. It appears that Brazil isgoing to copy a practice from United States agriculture, storingexcess crop production. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  3. 3. It is likely that Brazilcoffee storage will raise coffee farmer income. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  4. 4. Currently there is not enough storage capacityin the Brazil, the premier coffee producer in the world. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  5. 5. The Brazil Ministry of Agriculture expects to increase availablemonies for coffee storage by nearly a billion dollars. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  6. 6. The point is that coffee prices, just like corn prices, soybean prices,and wheat prices, tend to fluctuate. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  7. 7. When a coffee farmer hasno storage capacity he is forced to sell at harvest time.This is typically when he will get the lowest price for his crop. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  8. 8. In the United Statesfarmers are paid to hold corn and soybeans off the market. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  9. 9. This helps stabilize crop prices for wholesalecoffee and allows farmers to sell their crops at a later time and, usually for a better price. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  10. 10. This is what Brazil plans to do. As with the US experience, it is likelythat Brazil coffee storage will raise coffee farmer income. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  11. 11. The storage question isespecially pertinent at this time. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  12. 12. Coffee prices were nearall-time highs last year. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  13. 13. Since last year Arabicacoffee futures have fallen by more than a third. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  14. 14. This year is expected toprovide a bumper crop inBrazil, which will tend to drive coffee prices even lower. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  15. 15. Brazilian Agricultural Ministry estimates are that the country will produce just over fifty-two million bags of coffee in 2012, up from forty- nine million bags in 2011. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  16. 16. At one hundred thirty-two pounds a bag that is an increase of four hundred thirty-five million, six hundred thousand pounds of coffee. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  17. 17. Brazil coffee storage will raise coffee farmer income because coffee growers will be able tohold a significant part oftheir crop off the market, keeping prices from falling excessively. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  18. 18. Price stability, as well asa good income for coffeegrowers, is the long term goal in Brazil.Boom and bust years do not lead to prosperous coffee growers. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  19. 19. In fact, a boom and bust agricultural cycle tends to drive small farmersout of business and large farm businesses in to bankruptcy. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  20. 20. The ability to store a reasonable fraction ofeach year’s coffee crop will lead to market stability just as Brazilcoffee storage will raise coffee farmer income. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  21. 21. Programs like this help farmers. Just recently we wroteabout how credit unionssupport organic growers in Mexico. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  22. 22. The supply chain, available credit, andgovernment support can make the difference between success andfailure for farmers of any crop. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  23. 23. From the viewpoint of the healthy organic coffeeproducer, storage is also a good idea. Although organic coffee commands a higherprice, the market can be By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  24. 24. Brazil coffee storage willraise coffee farmer income in the organic market as well. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  25. 25. Farmers will be able towait for not only betterprices, but better andmore reliable buyers as well. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  26. 26. The critical issue for organic coffee is that storage must besequestered from that for regular coffee. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  27. 27. The supply chain for organic coffee from bushto cup is such that regular coffee and organic coffee are never processed together, stored together, or roasted together. By www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org
  28. 28. For more usefulinformation about organic coffee please visit:www.BuyOrganicCoffee.org.

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