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24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Agriculture Minister Calls for Canadian Investment
INDIA - In order to promote agriculture trade between two countries, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has met Gerry Ritz, Canadian Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food in New...
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India NABARD Launches $820 Million Long Term Rural Credit Fund
INDIA - To increase long term credit in agriculture sector, the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched an $820 million rural credit fund....
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Plans $131 Billion Credit To Farmers During 2014-15
INDIA - To provide farmers with credit support, Indian government has planned $131 billion credit support for agriculture sector during 2014-15 financial year....
17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Oilmeals Export down 36 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeals export has posted a 36 per cent negative growth during April to August at 864,929 tonnes....
Crop Industry News from India India’s August Veg Oil Imports Up 76 Per Cent
INDIA - India has recorded a 76 per cent increase in vegetable oils (edible & non-edible) imports during August 2014 at 1.33 million tonnes, consisting of 1.32 million tonnes of edible oils and...
16 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable...
11 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India India's Agriculture Developments Praised by FAO
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh on September 8, 2014. During...
01 September 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Soybean 2014 Kharif Cultivation Down 9 Per Cent
INDIA - Indian soybean kharif cultivation has recorded a drop of 9 per cent during 2014 at 10.90 million hectares....
28 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Soybean 2014 Kharif Cultivation Down
INDIA - Indian soybean kharif cultivation has recorded a drop of nine per cent during 2014 at 10.90 million hectares....
Crop Industry News from India Raw Sugar Export Subsidy Undergoes Revision
INDIA - The Ministry of Consumer Affairs revised the raw sugar subsidy to $55.09 (INR 3,371) per metric ton (MT), which is applicable from 1 August 2014 to 30 September 2014. ...
27 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India Jammu and Kashmir Get Saffron Park
INDIA - In order to promote saffron production and quality in the state, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has laid the foundation stone of a saffron park at Pampore, Pulwama with...
26 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Kharif Sowing Down to 93.5 MN Hectare
INDIA - India’s kharif sowing season has recorded a drop of 4 million hectares at 93.5 million hectares as on August 22, 2014 during the 2014-15 period....
22 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Set to Become World’s Largest Cotton Producer
ANALYSIS - Mumbai based Cotton Association on India (CAI) has said that with cotton crop for the season 2013-14 beginning October 1, 2013 pegged at 40.05 million bales of 170 kg each is set to...
20 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India Reforms Needed to Hike Yields, says Chamber of Commerce
INDIA - PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), an industry body has called for amendment to Land Ceiling Act and abolition of agriculture produce marketing committee (APMC) Act to draw...
Crop Industry News from India India’s Food Grain Output Estimated at 264.77 Million Tonnes
INDIA - India’s fourth advance estimates of food grain production for 2013-14 has been pegged at 264.77 million tonnes as on 14 August, 2014, the Indian ministry of agriculture said in a statement...
15 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Inks Agri MoUs with 52 Nations
INDIA - To strengthen its reach in agriculture across the globe, India has signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and agreements in agriculture and allied sectors with 52 countries....
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Cotton Exports Down by 19 Per Cent in June 2014
INDIA - Delhi based India's export import research company; Infodrive India has announced that Indian cotton exports have recorded a negative growth of 19.09 per cent in value terms during the...
05 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India Jaya Automotive Unveils 100 HP tractor at Agri Intex 2014
INDIA - Coimbatore based auto manufacturer, Jaya automotive have unveiled India’s first high powered tractor Jaya 100 HP at the 14th edition of Agri Intex 2014 on July 18, 2014....
04 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 70.6 MH
INDIA - India’s kharif season sowing has crossed 70.6 million hectares, the Indian agriculture ministry said in a statement....
29 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Agri Institute Develops GIS Based Soil Fertility Maps for 19 States
INDIA - Bhopal based Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS) has developed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based soil fertility maps of 19 states using data of different soil testing laboratories...
25 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Agri land in Tamil Nadu Decreased to 4.8 MH
INDIA - Tamil Nadu state’s agriculture land has decreased in the last eight years to 4.8 million hectares, the state agriculture minister, S.S. Krishnamoorthy said at the 14th Agri Intex 2014...
Crop Industry News from India India Targets 261 Million Tonnes of Foodgrains Output during 2014-15
INDIA - India has estimated 261 million tonnes of foodgrain output during 2014-15 fiscal year period, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Indian minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries...
24 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Rising Temperatures Hinder Indian Wheat Production
INDIA - Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production....
17 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugarcane Acreage Down by Two Per Cent in 2014-15
INDIA - Indian sugarcane acreage has estimated to be around 5.23 million hectares (ha) during 2014-15 sugar season, down by 2 per cent, as compared to the same period last year, Indian Sugar...
16 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India to Launch TV Channel for Farmers
INDIA - India will soon launch dedicated television channel for farmers soon, Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley said while announcing the 2014-15 annual budget....
15 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Raises Farm Credit to $133 Billion during 2014-15
INDIA - In order to promote growth in agriculture sector, India has increased its farm credit during 2014-15 fiscal year period....
Crop Industry News from India Indian Farmers to Get Soil Health Card
INDIA - India will soon provide soil health card to all its farmers in the coming years that will make possible for farmers to improve productivity by wisely using inputs....
14 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Jharkand, Assam to get Agri Research Institute
INDIA - With a view to expand its agriculture research activities in the country, Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley has said that government will establish two agriculture research institutions...
11 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Food Grains, Oilseeds Estimates 264.4 MT in 2013-14
INDIA - Indian agriculture sector will see a record production of food grains and oilseeds in the year 2013-14, according to the Economic Survey for 2013-14, released on July 9, 2014....
10 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Oilmeal Exports Down 31 per cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeal exports have posted negative growth of 31 per cent at 592,850 tonnes for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014 (April to June)....
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