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30 November 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Government Releases 70.00 Lac Tons Sugar for Open Market
INDIA - The Central Government has decided to allow 70.00 lac tons of non-levy sugar for open market sale, for the months of December 2012 to March 2013....
28 November 2012
Crop Industry News from India Rabi Crops Sown in 280 Lakh Hectare so Far
INDIA - As per reports received from different States, sowing of rabi crops is in full swing in different parts of the country. ...
27 November 2012
Crop Industry News from India Share of Small Farmers in Farm Loans Grows to 45 Per Cent
INDIA - The government of India has taken several measures to improve credit flow to small and marginal farmers....
16 November 2012
Crop Industry News from India India's Growth Forecast Adjusted Down
INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has dropped most of its growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 for the developing Asian region, due to a fall in global demand for China, India and their...
Crop Industry News from India India Growth Forecast Adjusted Down
INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has dropped most of its growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 for the developing Asian region, due to a fall in global demand for China, India and their...
07 November 2012
Crop Industry News from India Wheat Output May Remain Stable this Rabi Season
INDIA - Wheat output may remain stable this season due to remunerative prices and sufficient water availability. However, agriculture officials feel that the delay in announcing wheat MSP for...
31 October 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Wheat Industry to Fill Export Gap Left by Ukraine?
INDIA - The Indian wheat industry believes they are the right country to fill the hole left from Ukraine’s exit from the export market, writes Rich Nelson, Chief Strategist with Allendale...
29 October 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Cotton Export Registration Policy Extended
INDIA - Earlier this month India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notification on procedures and conditions related to cotton export registration for the 2012/13 marketing year....
12 October 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Rice Sown in 367.65 Lakh Hectares
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian states, rice has been sown in 367.65 lakh hectares. The average area under rice for this week is 361.26 lakh ha....
11 October 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Minister: Taking Advantage of Moisture to Maximise Production
INDIA - Agriculture and Food Processing Minister Shri Sharad Pawar said full advantage will be taken of high moisture content in soil to maximise crop production in the coming rabi season. ...
10 October 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Rice Exports Eased Global Prices, Stabilised Supplies
INDIA - Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar sought to highlight India’s role in stabilising global food supplies and moderating price rises, while addressing the meeting of the ‘High Level...
09 October 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Cotton Planting Area Continues to Rise
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton production is forecast 1.0 million 480 lb bales higher at 25.5 million bales, as late rains across central India have resulted in higher planted area and improved...
11 September 2012
Crop Industry News from India India's Soya Exports Hit Record Levels
INDIA - India's export earnings from the overseas shipments of soyameal rose by 8 per cent to an all time high of Rs 7,735.82 crore in the first 11 months of the current oil year....
10 September 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Cotton Area, Production Revised Upwards
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton area and production are forecast higher at a respective 11.1 million hectares and 24.4 million 480 lb bales as rains across major growing areas have improved...
05 September 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Rice Sowing Above Average
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian states, rice has been sown in 347.10 lakh hectare (ha), as compared to 329.19 lakh ha, a week ago. Normal area under rice for...
04 September 2012
Crop Industry News from India Contingency Plan to Tackle India Drought
INDIA - The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared contingency plans for 353 districts across the country to sustain agriculture production in the event of drought....
17 August 2012
Crop Industry News from India India’s 2012/13 Rice Production Forecast Lowered 2.0 Million Tons
INDIA - Global rice production for 2012/13 is forecast at 463.2 million tons (milled basis), down 1.9 million tons from last month’s forecast and 1.8 million tons below a year earlier. This...
13 August 2012
Crop Industry News from India Maharashtra Bans Bt Cotton Seeds
INDIA - The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified (GM) Bt (biotech) cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US...
08 August 2012
Crop Industry News from India USGC: All Eyes on India
INDIA - India is a market to watch. The message came through loud and clear from Alan Mustard, Agricultural Minister Counselor in the US Embassy in New Delhi, as he addressed attendees at the...
07 August 2012
Crop Industry News from India Dry Weather Threatens India Cotton Crop
INDIA - The 2012/13 area planted to cotton is expected to drop 200,000 hectares to 10.6 million hectares, significantly lower than the record 12.2 million hectares that were planted in 2011/12....
Crop Industry News from India India Rice Sowing Picks Increases
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian states, rice has been sown in 233.68 lakh hectare (ha), as compared to 191.06 lakh ha a week ago....
31 July 2012
Crop Industry News from India India 2011/12 Cotton Imports Treble Following Short Supplies
INDIA - Shortfalls in domestic cotton supplies in India, have forced mills to increase imports, which are expected to treble in the year ending September 30, 2012....
23 July 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Rice Sowing, Sugarcane Production Picks up
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian states, rice has been sown in 144.59 lakh hectare (ha), as compared to 96.79 lakh ha a week ago. It is, however, lower by 16.68...
18 July 2012
Crop Industry News from India Record India Production of Rice, Wheat, Cotton and Sugarcane
INDIA - The government yesterday (17 July) released the fourth advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2011-12. As per the latest estimates, India has produced 257.44 million tonnes of...
16 July 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Rice Sowing Picks Up
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian States, rice has been sown in 96.79 lakh hectares (ha), as compared to 55.4 lakh ha one week ago....
09 July 2012
Crop Industry News from India ICAC: India's Cotton Output to Fall by 7 Per Cent in 2012-13
INDIA - India’s cotton production, after two years of record levels, is expected to decline by seven per cent to 5.4 million tonnes (mt) this financial year, compared with 5.9 mt in 2011-12....
06 July 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Grains Affected by Weather
INDIA - The southwest monsoon has been progressing slowly and is one to two weeks behind schedule with average rainfall through June 27, 2012, reported 23 per cent below normal....
04 June 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Food Ministry Creates Grain Analysis Laboratory
INDIA - The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has set up Central Grain Analysis Laboratory (CGAL) in Krishi Bhawan to ensure quality food grains under PDS system. ...
29 May 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Agriculture Prepares Itself for a New Phase
INDIA - Indian agriculture is on a long-term growth path, despite many challenges such as high dependence on monsoon rains, pressure on cultivable land and water resources, and climate change....
25 May 2012
Crop Industry News from India No Increase in Punjab Maize Production
INDIA - Despite Punjab being asked by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) to decrease at least 10 lakh hectares of water-dependent paddy rice and use the area for maize cultivation, the government...
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