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Colombia Says Heavy Rain to Soak Coffee Farms, May Cause Slides

Colombia, the second-largest producer of arabica beans after Brazil, forecast above-average rainfall next month for coffee growers in the Andes mountains.

Precipitation triggered by the La Nina weather pattern will swell rivers and increase the risk of mudslides in areas including the province of Antioquia, the nation’s largest coffee-growing region, according to a report yesterday by the state-run Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies in Bogota.