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Crop Industry News: Pakistan

28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Raises Sugar Tariff, Allows Exports
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has increased the tariff on sugar imports from zero to 20 per cent and authorized an export quota of 500,000 metric tons....
31 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Bumper 2014 Paddy, Maize Production Expected for Pakistan
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway and will continue until early December....
13 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Announces Cotton Support Price
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has announced a seed cotton support price of 34 cents per pound for the upcoming harvest, a significant increase over the prevailing farm price of 26 cents...
25 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Reports Surge in Cotton Prices
PAKISTAN - Price of cotton bounced back by Rs.100 per maund (37.324 kilograms) to Rs.5,600 per maund at the local open markets, as the demand for the commodity remained high, a dealer said last...
08 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Khapra Beetle Infestation Stops Rice Shipment from Pakistan
US & PAKISTAN - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discovered a Khapra Beetle larvae infestation in a shipment of rice from Pakistan at the port of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. ...
20 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan 2014 Wheat Production Estimated at Near-record Level
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014, mostly irrigated, winter wheat crop began in late March in Sindh Province in the south and is currently nearing completion in the main producing northern Punjab...
25 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan's MY 2013/14 Sugar Production Estimate Increased
PAKISTAN - Sugarcane is an important industrial and cash crop in Pakistan. Current year’s increase in sugarcane cropped area and opportune monsoon rains provided optimum moisture, a key factor...
02 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Cotton Production Estimated to Drop Marginally
PAKISTAN - For the current market year (2013/14), cotton production is estimated to be 9.2 million bales, marginally down than last year due to a five per cent decrease in cotton area. Cotton...
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Soybean Meal Demand from Pakistani Aquaculture Runs Deep
PAKISTAN - Lucas Heinen, a soybean farmer from Everest, Kan., was surprised at how much he had in common with the Pakistani aquaculture-industry representatives who recently traveled more than...
02 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Pakistan 1,300 MW of Energy Can be Made from Crop Waste
PAKISTAN - The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian company for generating electricity from crop waste in Lahore, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh...
13 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Increase in Sugarcane Cropped Area, Opportune Monsoon Rains to Yield Record Crop
PAKISTAN - This year’s increase in sugarcane cropped area and opportune monsoon rains will yield a record crop, consequently Post’s forecast for MY 2013/14 sugar production is increased 430,000...
11 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Pakistan 1.9M Tonnes of Sugar Stock Available in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - A buffer stock of 1.9 million tonnes of sugar is available with local sugar mills and the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) for domestic consumption and export wherein a healthy...
12 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Likely to Import 800,000 Tons of Wheat
PAKISTAN - According to trade sources, Pakistan will likely import 800,000 tons of wheat during the current marketing year due to lower-than-targeted government wheat procurement, and a reduction...
05 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Millers Demand Cheaper Wheat Imports from India
PAKISTAN - Pakistan Flour Mills Association has demanded the government to allow wheat imports from India via Wagha, with a view to provide flour to the public at cheaper rates, as Indian wheat...
19 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan's Oileseed Production Forecast Up
PAKISTAN - In the market year 2013-2014, Pakistan is estimated to produce around 5.4MMT of oilseed, up four per cent from the previous year....
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Wheat Production Forecast Up Three Per Cent
PAKISTAN - Market Year (MY)2013/14 wheat production is forecast at 24.0 million tons, up three percent from last year, however, four percent less than MY2011/12’s record production of 25...
12 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Government of Pakistan Increases Wheat Procurement Price
PAKISTAN - Government of Pakistan raised the support price for the upcoming wheat crop to Rs1200 per 40 kilograms ($312/ton), up 14 per cent over the existing price of Rs1050 per 40kg ($292/ton)....
04 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Cotton Revised Downwards
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY (market year) 2012/13(August-September) cotton production is revised downward to 9.4 million bales (480 lbs), 15 per cent lower from the previous estimate of 11 million...
07 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Farmers Rally Against Low Produce Prices
PAKISTAN - Around 1000 farmers have rallied against the low prices of their produce and the high power tariff for the agricultural sector under the protection of the Pakistan Farmers Alliance....
02 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Gov't Urged to Allow Sugar Export Before Crushing Season
PAKISTAN - The sugar industry as well as farmers' representatives have requested the government to allow export of sugar before the commencement of next crushing season....
26 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Phytosanitary Concerns: Pakistan Stop Rice Exports to US
PAKISTAN - The government moved to stop rice exports to the United States after it expressed concern about the appearance of dead insects in imported rice from Pakistan. ...
12 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Slow Start to Pakistan Cotton Production Season
PAKISTAN - The USDA forecasts Pakistan's 2012/13 cotton production at 9.7 million bales (480-pound bales), down three per cent from last month and down 8.5 per cent from last year. ...
10 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Political Influences Affect Pakistan Sugar Exports
PAKISTAN - Given current sugar supplies and prices in Pakistan, it would appear that the ECC decision to export 400,000 tons of sugar was based on political rather than market factors....
03 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Rains Delay Harvest
PAKISTAN - Rains in the second half of the April have delayed wheat harvesting and government procurements in Punjab. In Sindh province, government wheat procurement has already started....
13 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan's Cotton Crop Forecasts Up for 2012/13
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY 2012/13 cotton crop is forecast at 11 million (480 lb) bales, 10 per cent higher than the adjusted current marketing year production level and the second largest...
11 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Oilseed Production Forecast is Up Eight Per Cent
PAKISTAN - MY 2012/13 oilseed production is forecast at a record 5.8 MMT, up eight per cent from the estimated 5.7 MMT harvested in MY 2011/12....
05 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan to Beat Own Cotton Production Record
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has beaten its own highest cotton production record of 14.3 million bales of year 2004 and may touch 15 million bales mark as the country’s ginneries record arrival of over...
02 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Wheat Production Down 5 Per Cent
PAKISTAN - Pakistan's wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2012/13 (May/April) is estimated at 23.0 million tons, down five per cent relative to previous year's record harvest of 24.2 million...
06 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Government Approves Sugar Exports for First Time Since 2009
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has approved the export of sugar for the first time in almost three years. The exports were approved due to an expected surplus of more than 1 million tonnes....
06 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Pakistan Govt Intervention Not to Benefit Rice, Cotton Growers
PAKISTAN - Intervention by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) in rice and cotton trade at this stage will not benefit the growers as they have already sold out their commodities at whatever...
 
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