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Farmers in Zimbabwe face decline in harvests

HARARE, Zimbabwe — An organization mostly made up of displaced white farmers in Zimbabwe said Thursday that corn harvests are forecast to decline by tens of thousands of tons despite recent rains and that the nation’s troubled economy will again rely on costly food imports and donor handouts.

The Commercial Farmers Union said Thursday that production in the former breadbasket remains in turmoil. It said black farmers resettled on formerly white-owned farms seized since 2000 are “in dire straits” because they do not have necessary financing.

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