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No aid for Colombia coffee growers due to budget constraints: federation


BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s government will not supply immediate aid to coffee farmers, who are struggling amid low prices and heavy rains, due to budget constraints, the head of the growers’ federation said on Wednesday.

The federation had appealed to the government for direct help for growers amid lower prices – both international and domestic – and a strengthening peso currency that has reduced export income. Colombia is the world’s top producer of washed arabica coffee.

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