"You don't think this is really a fight between the large and small growers, do you?"
"And that the large growers of Artos are mobilizing against them?"
By 1987, the largest growers had either fled or faced indictments.
People are glad that the large grower has been pushed out.
The larger growers know this as well, and they will not sell at last year's prices.
Here in Brazil, still the world's largest grower, the coffee outlook for now is bleak.
The larger growers were able to employ significant numbers of replacement workers, and onion production was nearly back to full capacity.
Company officials said they had already agreed to put such resolutions before the shareholders, under pressure from the large growers.
The large growers have brought the basic price down in selling to the mass markets.
However, that figure generally represents large growers, not the majority of the country's subsistence-level farmers.