From the Pacific Business News:
Hawaii’s revenue from coffee production plunged 13 percent year-over-year to $25.6 million in the 2009-10 growing season.
The drop in revenue was a result of a 6 percent decline in the average farm price and an 8 percent decrease in production during the season, which typically runs from August through January, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office.
Despite a 3 percent increase in coffee acreage to 8,000 acres, the amount of harvested acreage remained unchanged from a year ago at 6,300 acres.
The average statewide farm price for coffee was $3.20 per pound, down 6 percent from $3.40 a year ago.