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10 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Agri Exports Up 5.1 Per Cent in 2013-14
INDIA - India’s agricultural exports (including marine) has recorded a 5.1 per cent growth to $37.29 billion in 2013-14, compared to the same period last year, according to the Economic Survey...
09 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Assam to Spend $860 Million on Agriculture in 2014-15
INDIA - The biggest North Eastern state, Assam has planned an expenditure of $860 million for agriculture sector during 2014-15 fiscal year period....
Crop Industry News from India NABARD, Small Farmers Consort Ink MoU for Small Farm Producers
INDIA - National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementing schemes for...
07 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India NFSM Advocates Increased Oilseeds Pulses Output
INDIA - India’s General Council of the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) has advocated the increase of oilseeds and pulses production....
04 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Retail Chain Allowed to Source Produce from Farmers Directly
INDIA - The research-based policy advocacy industry body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has asked the Uttarakhand state government to allow retail chain to procure agri produce...
Crop Industry News from India Maharashtra to Get New Central University To Support Agriculture
INDIA - Looking at the problems of Maharashtra farmers especially how to deal with a low-rainfall situation, central government is considering new agricultural university in the state....
03 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Emergency Government Meeting Discusses Indian Monsoon Delay
INDIA - An emergency meeting of Agriculture Cabinet was held at Mantralaya here today to discuss situations emerging in Madhya Pradesh due to monsoon delay. ...
02 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Global Grain & Feed Forum: Ban of Feed Antibiotics Will Not Work
INDIA - The recent central government decision to ban antibiotics in animal feed has received negative sentiments from grain importers, exporters, distributors at India’s first Global Grain...
01 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Global Grain & Feed Forum: India’s First Forum Held in Goa
INDIA - Goa has hosted India’s first Global Grain & Feed Forum 2014, which was organized by Tefla’s under the patronage of the Solvent Extractors Association’s of India (SEAI) from 20-21...
Crop Industry News from India Global Grain & Feed Forum: India Needs More Silos
INDIA - With millions of tonnes of food grains wasted every year and 1.25 billion people to feed, India needs to set up more silos to cut down wastage, writes Jagdish Kumar for TheCropSite....
27 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Karnataka to get Central Agricultural University
INDIA - Indian Agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has assured that a new central university will be set up in Karnataka state....
20 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian State Hikes Agriculture Budget
ANALYSIS - In a view to boost the agriculture sector, Odisha state will be increasing agricultural spend to $335 million during the 2014-15 budget year....
19 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Ministry Announced Plan to Develop Food Map
INDIA - The country will be developing food map across the country, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries said a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event...
Crop Industry News from India FAO India Head Calls on Agriculture Minister, Discusses Farming, Animal Health Issues
INDIA - Peter Kenmore, FAO Representative in India has notified the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today (19 June) of the work done by FAO globally, and in India towards ensuring...
17 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Low Rainfall to Increase India's Edible Oil Imports to $14 Billion this Year, Says Assocham
INDIA - India’s edible oils import bill is likely to shoot up to $14 billion in the current financial year from $9.3 billion in 2013-14 as deficient monsoon rains - as predicted this season...
Crop Industry News from India India's National Bank Reduces Rates by 20 Basis Points
INDIA - Mumbai-based National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has reduced rate of interest by 20 basis points (bps) on their long-term refinance facility to banks with an...
16 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Government Will Increase Investment in the Agri Sector, says Indian President
INDIA - Agriculture is the source of livelihood for the majority of our people, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said at the first session of both houses of parliament after the general...
Crop Industry News from India NCDEX Unveils Globally Aligned Sugar Contract
INDIA - Mumbai based National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), a leading commodity exchange has announced that its sugar contracts October 2014 onwards have now been aligned...
Crop Industry News from India Fertilisers Market to Grow in India
INDIA - Increasing demand for food grains will increase fertilisers production in the country, TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm said in its report....
13 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Export 10 Million Tonnes of Wheat to Avoid Huge Spoilage
INDIA - In order to avoid massive spoilage and wastage of wheat in the country, India can export up to 10 million tonnes (MT) of wheat every year, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry...
Crop Industry News from India Maharashtra Records Agri Growth
INDIA - The Economic Survey of Maharashtra for 2013-14, which was tabled in the legislature recently said that state recorded four per cent growth in agriculture sector....
Crop Industry News from India India’s Oilmeals Export Down by 21 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeals export during April to May 2014 has recorded a 21 per cent decrease at 390,596 tonnes according to the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI)....
12 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Karnataka to Spend $13 MN on Integrated Farming
INDIA - In order to increase agriculture produce in the state, Karnataka government has allocated $13 million that will be spend on implementing integrated farming system (IFS) in 125,000 hectares....
Crop Industry News from India Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
11 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Govt to Insure Farmers Income, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Soon after being put in charge as India’s Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh pointed out areas where the government will focus in agriculture sectors....
10 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Karnataka to Set up Two Agri Universities
INDIA - University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) Bangalore, a premier institution of agricultural education and research in Karnataka will be setting up two agriculture universities in the state....
09 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Wheat Production May Touch 100 MT by 2016-17
INDIA - With demand of bakery, value added and ready-to-eat wheat products are increasing, India’s wheat production will touch 100 million tonnes by 2016-17 (April 2016 to March 2017) fiscal...
Crop Industry News from India NCDEX Raises Transaction Charges on Agri-commodities
INDIA - Mumbai based National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), a leading agriculture-commodity bourse has raised transaction charges on agriculture-commodities from 1 June....
Crop Industry News from India Assam Agriculture University to Set up Agri Science Centre
INDIA - Assam Agricultural University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to open a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (agriculture science centre)...
06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India ISMA Seeks Sugar Import Duty Hiked to 40 Per Cent
INDIA - Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has asked the new government to hike import duty on sugar to 40 per cent from the current 15 per cent duty....
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