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22 May 2012
Crop Industry News from India Likely Shift from Cotton to Soy for India's Farmers
INDIA - India's cotton cultivation area could shrink this year by as much as 20 per cent, as farmers consider planting the current preferred cash crop - soybeans....
18 May 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Sugarcane Expected to Continue Strong Growth
INDIA - Sugarcane production in India for 2012/13 is expected to continue its strong growth for the third consecutive year. Sugarcane area plantings are expected to expand 3 per cent to 5.25...
16 May 2012
Crop Industry News from India India: GM Crops 'Need of the Hour', Say Experts
INDIA - Genetically Modified (GM) seeds are the need of the hour to bolster farm production in the face of rising demand, and a way to match productivity of countries such as China and Vietnam,...
01 May 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Government Allows Further Cotton Exports
INDIA - The government of India yesterday decided to allow further cotton exports in 2011-12 marketing year ending September, as production estimates have been revised upwards....
27 April 2012
Crop Industry News from India Normal Rains Expected in India, Boosts Harvest Prospects
INDIA - India is expected to have a normal monsoon for the third consecutive year, boosting prospects of good harvests and higher rural incomes....
24 April 2012
Crop Industry News from India With Favourable Weather, India Oilseed Production Likely to Grow
INDIA - Assuming normal monsoon rains and favourable growing conditions, total oilseed production in MY 2012/13 (Oct-Sep) is likely to grow three per cent to 35.6 million tons....
06 April 2012
Crop Industry News from India India’s 2012/13 Cotton Production Forecast Down
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton production is forecast at 32.3 million 170 kg bales (25.2 million 480 lb bales), down two million bales....
02 April 2012
Crop Industry News from India Use of Bt Cotton Seeds Doubles India’s Cotton Output
INDIA - India’s cotton output has grown more than two times after it started using Bt cotton seeds for cultivation....
30 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India India’s Rapeseed Harvest Boosts Demand for Vegetable Oil Imports
INDIA - Rapeseed area in India for 2011/12 is estimated 300,000 hectares lower this month to 6.7 million. The area declined from 7.25 million hectares last year as farmers in northern India responded...
29 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India Rice Husks & Solar Power to Rural Areas
INDIA - The government's Solar Energy Centre has managed to make use of waste rice husks and solar power to come up with a technological marvel that would prevent wastage of food grains and provide...
22 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India Conflicting Arguments Over Bt Cotton Benefits to Indian Farmers
INDIA - Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that use of high quality hybrid cotton seeds has helped farmers make big gains due to decreased use of pesticides....
19 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Government Donates Agriculture Equipment to Myanmar
INDIA - The Indian government will provide US$10 million in assistance for the agriculture sector, its embassy in Yangon said last week....
Crop Industry News from India India Soybeans to Trade Higher on Positive Global Cues
INDIA - At e-CBOT platform soybean is seen trading flat at 1374 flat from its previous close....
16 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Ends Export Ban on Cotton
INDIA - Just a week after imposing a controversial export ban, India is expected to lift the ban on exports....
09 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India Poor Weather Hits India Winter Oilseeds
INDIA - Poor winter rains and lower oilseed area in Rajasthan have not only reduced rabi (winter sown) oilseed planting to 8.1 million hectares, but also reduced the net availability of oilseeds...
08 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Farm Minister Asks PM to Lift Cotton Trade Ban
INDIA - India’s agriculture minister has written to the prime minister seeking to lift a ban on cotton exports announced on Monday. Sharad Pawar said he had been kept in the dark about the...
05 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Expects Fifth Record Wheat Crop
INDIA - India expects a fifth record wheat crop in a row, 87.5 million metric tons, on higher planted area and optimal growing conditions in major growing areas to date....
01 March 2012
Crop Industry News from India Opposition Criticises Indian Government for Rice Export Ban
INDIA - The state government's repeated attempts to project its image as pro-farmer and pro-consumer failed to simmer tensions with opposition parties, which lashed out at its decision to ban...
15 February 2012
Crop Industry News from India Indian Grain Production Could Hit Record 250M Tonnes
INDIA - Food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Delhi today....
09 February 2012
Crop Industry News from India USDA: Indian Rice Exports to Reach 7M Tons
INDIA - Indian rice exports for market year (MY) 2011/12 are expected to reach 7.0 million tons on strong international demand and continuation of the policy allowing the export of non-basmati...
13 January 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Cotton: High Production Projected for the 2011/12 Crop
INDIA - The USDA estimates 2011/12 India cotton production at a record 27.0 million bales (480-pound bales), down 2 per cent from last month, but up 1.6 million or 6 per cent from last year....
13 December 2011
Crop Industry News from India India's Rice Exports May Touch 7M Tonnes in 2012
INDIA - The next 12 months augur well for India's rice millers. Expectation of a bumper rice crop in India in 2011-12 (refers to the period, October 1 to September 30), lifting of the ban on...
09 December 2011
Crop Industry News from India India Soy Complex Settles Higher On Firm Spot Demand
INDIA - Soybean prices extended gains on Thursday as firm spot prices and fresh meal export consignments supported prices to gain substantially....
05 December 2011
Crop Industry News from India Sugar Output Up 17 Per Cent in Oct-Nov
INDIA - Sugar production in the first two months of 2011-12 (October-November) season grew 17 per cent over corresponding last year on the back of higher output in Uttar Pradesh....
30 November 2011
Crop Industry News from India Sugarcane Subsidy Announcement Hailed
TAMIL NADU, INDIA - An extension of a subsidy of Rs 10,000/acre has been issued to farmers cultivating sugar cane crop in the state of Tamil Nadu....
28 November 2011
Crop Industry News from India Winter Boosts Mustard and Wheat Sowing
INDIA - With the onset of winter in most parts of northern India, wheat sowing has picked up pace and covered most of the lost ground....
25 November 2011
Crop Industry News from India Barley Acreage Up 47 Per Cent in Rajasthan
RAJASTHAN, INDIA - Area under barley has increased in Rajasthan by 47 per cent to one million hectares in the ongoing rabi season so far on good monsoon, according to a report by commodity exchange...
24 November 2011
Crop Industry News from India TN Govt Launches ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative'
TAMIL NADU, INDIA - The Tamil Nadu Government has launched Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative, aimed at promoting a novel cultivation system to enhance crop productivity and efficiency in sugarcane....
23 November 2011
Crop Industry News from India Low-Buying Marks Rice Trading
INDIA - The rice market witnessed a mixed trend on Wednesday, with low buying. Aromatic rice varieties witnessed a downtrend while non-basmati varieties managed to maintain their previous levels....
22 November 2011
Crop Industry News from India India Sugar Declines on Poor Domestic Demand
INDIA - After gaining by more than 4.5 per cent during the last week, Sugar futures settled 1.17 per cent lower on Monday on apprehension that the food ministry may push for delaying the decision...
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