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SouthMinas-newfarm

New plantings in the Rio Negro lake region. It is sort of frightening to see such a massive coffee operation like this, but there is a lot of arabica sold in the commercial market and it comes from farms that look worse than this. Other concerns are that this large-scale vineyard-ish approach has negative environmental consequences but you are looking at an area that was grassland and shrub, not a forested area. Still, the scale of farms in Brazil is new to me...