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29 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India NCDEX Launches World’s Only Futures Contract For Pearl Millet
INDIA - India’s leading online commodity exchange, NCDEX has launched world’s only pearl millet (known as bajra in India) contract from 1 April 2014....
Crop Industry News from India India Ratings Assigns Stable Outlook To Cotton Sector For 2014-15
INDIA - Mumbai based credit rating agency, India Ratings has assigned stable outlook to cotton sector for 2014-15 fiscal year (April 2014-March 2015) from negative, writes Jagdish Kumar....
17 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India About 35 MT Food Grain Kept Unprofessionally, Says Assocham
INDIA - Due to shortage of warehousing facilities over 35 million tonnes or 30 per cent to 35 per cent of food grain is stored in an unprofessional manner during the peak marketing season in...
16 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Soymeal Exports Down 17 Per Cent last year
INDIA - India’s soymeal exports has recorded a negative growth of 0.59 million tonnes or 17.27 per cent at 2.84 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 financial year, writes Jagdish...
10 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Oilseed Production Forecast to Drop
INDIA - India’s total oilseed production, to include soybeans, rapeseed, mustard, peanuts, sunflower seed, cottonseed, and copra is forecast at 37.4 MMT in MY 2014/15 (Oct-Sep), a 2.5 per cent...
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugar Production Down Seven Per Cent in Last Year
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded a 1.6 million tonnes or seven per cent decrease at 21.5 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 fiscal year, writes Jagdish Kumar....
27 March 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Must Address Grain Storage Conundrum
INDIA – Inefficient grain trading could mean much of India continues to starve regardless of economic development or harvest yields....
24 March 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Could Suspend Wheat Exports
INDIA - India might suspend exports of wheat even without achieving the scheduled target of 2 million tonnes due to fears of crop damage from the recent hailstorms across the country....
21 February 2014
Crop Industry News from India India's Poultry Feed Demand to Rise in 2014
INDIA - India's rising appetite for poultry products will boost domestic demand for animal feeds corn and soymeal this year by about 9 per cent, traders said on Thursday....
19 February 2014
Crop Industry News from India Favourable Rains Boost Wheat Plantings for 2014 Rabi Season Crop
INDIA - Planting of the 2014 Rabi season cereal crops, mainly wheat and rice, was completed by December....
11 February 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Agricultural Food Exports Rise Sharply
INDIA - The Indian agricultural food products have seen a dramatic rise in exports over the last two years – rising by 55 per cent two years ago and 13 per cent last year, writes Chris Harris....
27 January 2014
Crop Industry News from India Foodgrains, Sugar Prices Remain Steady at India's Wholesale Markets
INDIA - As per data monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food, prices of rice, wheat and sugar during the week, January 16, 2014 to January 23, 2014 remained steady in wholesale...
24 January 2014
Crop Industry News from India Rabi Crop Sowing Crosses 635 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during this week stands at 635.13 lakh hectare (6,350,0000 hectares) as compared to 603.39 lakh hectare (6,30,0000 hectares)...
21 January 2014
Crop Industry News from India Crop Sowing Crosses 625 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 17.1.2014 stands at 625.65 lakh hectare as compared to 596.20 lakh hectare at this time last year....
08 January 2014
Crop Industry News from India Chief Minister Seeks to Carry Crop Insurance Premium Burden
INDIA - Tamil Nadu chief minister recently recommended the Centre and state government carry the premium burden of over and above 2 per cent of the sum insured under the National Crop Insurance...
31 December 2013
Crop Industry News from India Report Warns of Growing Feed Shortage in India
INDIA - The country's livestock population is forecast to reach 312 million by 2015, leading to likely shortage of feed and fodder....
25 November 2013
Crop Industry News from India Rabi Crop Sowing Covers 314 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 22.11.2013 stands at 314.24 lakh hectare as compared to 294.31 lakh hectare at this time last year....
18 November 2013
Crop Industry News from India Aquaculture Can Help Improve Crop Productivity
INDIA - Aquaculture can help increase the productivity of agricultural crops and bring down the salinity of the soil said Shivakumar M, a professor at the College of Fisheries in Mangalore....
30 October 2013
Crop Industry News from India Heavy Rains Hit Aquaculture, Paddy, Horticulture
INDIA - Aquaculture in Konaseema, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and paddy as well as horticulture in the entire East Godavari district were damaged due to heavy rains for the last six days....
29 October 2013
Crop Industry News from India Crops in North Indian Coastal Districts Take Beating Due to Downpour
INDIA - Farmers in the north coastal region who were already reeling under the affect of the recent Cyclone Phailin are facing heavy rains....
25 October 2013
Crop Industry News from India New Digestor Harvests Energy from Poultry Waste
INDIA - Scientists of CSIR-IICT have developed a new digestor for harvesting biogas from poultry waste....
15 October 2013
Crop Industry News from India Rains Hit Cotton Farmers in Andhra Pradesh
INDIA - The continuous rain during the past one-week in the district has clouded the future of cotton farmer, as the ready-to-pick cotton in the fields got discoloured. If rains hit the district...
14 October 2013
Crop Industry News from India Cyclone Phailin Not to Hit Rice Exports, Local Supplies, Says Food Minister
INDIA - A severe cyclone that hit India's eastern state of Odisha will not hit exports and local supplies of rice, said Food Minister KV Thomas. ...
11 October 2013
Crop Industry News from India Maize Down on Rising Inventories
INDIA - Maize prices declined by Rs 20 to Rs 1,212 per quintal in futures trade today as traders offloaded their holdings in the wake of weak domestic and overseas markets sentiment....
19 September 2013
Crop Industry News from India The Right Time to Invest in Indian Grain Storage?
INDIA - Demand for grain warehousing in India is expected to grow in the coming five years, according to a new report by Rabobank, driven by an envisaged grain-storage deficit, inadequate storage...
02 September 2013
Crop Industry News from India Nutrient Expert™ Decision Tools for Maize, Wheat Launched in India
INDIA - The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) launched the Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat crops in India at the National Agricultural Science Center...
29 August 2013
Crop Industry News from India India Food Security Bill Approved by Lok Sabha
INDIA - The National Food Security Bill, a historic initiative for ensuring food and nutritional security to the people was passed by Lok Sabha (House of the People) this week. ...
26 August 2013
Crop Industry News from India Pro-GM Crops Groups Push for India Biotech Crops
INDIA - Farmers in New Delhi have appealed to policy makers for the infusion of biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity....
19 August 2013
Crop Industry News from India Kharif Sowing Crosses 930 Lakh Hectare Mark
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops shown a steady increase during the last week. The total sown area as on 16th August, as per reports received from States, stands at 930.52 lakh hectare as compared...
30 July 2013
Crop Industry News from India India Main Rice Crop Planting Up Seven Per Cent from Last Year
INDIA - India’s main (Kharif) rice crop planting area has increased to around 19.6 million hectares, up around seven per cent from around 18.4 million hectares rice planting area seen during...
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