Malaysia offers marketing assistance to Indian palm oil

Anil Urs

Malaysia is keen to offer marketing assistance to Indian palm oil growers as well as makers of palm... »

₹500-cr package fails to enthuse Kerala rubber farmers

V. Sajeev Kumar

The ₹500-crore relief package for rubber farmers announced in the Kerala budget has brought little ... »

Refineries hike imported oils’ rates

Our Correspondent

Edible oils prices shot up on Friday as local refineries increased their rates for palmolein by ₹15-... »

Cotton wilts on poor offtake

Our Correspondent

Cotton prices moved down on weak demand from domestic mills. Moreover, slow buying by exporters als... »

Spot rubber edges up

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber finished marginally higher on Friday. The trend was partially mixed as latex ended lowe... »

Kerala urged to set up small scale hatcheries


A national workshop on conservation of native freshwater fishes has urged the Kerala government to set up small scale hatcheries in inland regions to popularise the aquaculture practices of the specie... »

Thundershowers to break out over Central and East India from next week

Vinson Kurian

The India Met Department has said that interaction between a passing western disturbance over North-West India and an easterly trough in the South would trigger thundershowers over Central and East In... »

Rose growers hope local market will flower as Europe turns thorny

Swathi Moorthy

Orders from UK, West Asia wither »

Only 65% turmeric sold at Erode

Our Correspondent

Traders procured good number of turmeric bags at Erode markets on Wednesday. “Only local varieties arrived for sale and all the 400 bags of new crop were purchased by the traders, as they have receiv... »

Spot rubber closed unchanged

Our Correspondent

Spot rubber closed unchanged on Wednesday. RSS 4 was steady at ₹91 a kg, according to traders. The grade improved to ₹91.50 (₹91) and ₹88.50 (₹88) respectively, according to the Rubber Board and the ... »

Red chilli prices scale new highs at Guntur on crop failure

Too spicy: A woman removes stalks from chilli peppers at a farm on the
outskirts of Ahmedabad

Ch. R. S Sarma

Red chilli prices are shooting up at the Guntur chilli marketyard, the biggest in the State and the country. On Thursday, according to trade sources, the prices of all varieties shot up to record ... »

Turmeric gleams on quality

Our Correspondent

Spot turmeric prices increased at Erode markets due to arrival of quality produce. “The old and new turmeric prices were up ₹200 a quintal and traders procured all the 400 bags of new turmeric for a ... »

Mixed trend in cooking oils

Our Correspondent

Indigenous edible oils ruled flat on slack demand amid weak futures, while imported oils ruled weak. On the BCE, palmolein rose by ₹2 and soya oil declined by ₹2 per 10 kg. Volume remained thin as st... »

Groundnut oil slips on slack retail buying

Our Correspondent

Groundnut oil prices drifted at the wholesale market here owing to slackdemand from retailers. Cotton oil remained steady on normal demand. Traders said that weak demand from retailers against suffic... »

Slack demand robs flavour off cardamom

GK Nair

Small cardamom markets last week showed an easier trend as supply outstripped demand. North Indian buyers were inactive in the market claiming that upcountry trading centres were holding good stock... »

Ministry proposes 18.5% hike in jute MSP for 2016-17

Regulatory body directs testing of GM mustard to address safety concerns

VAT exemption for Punjab apiaries

A bleak year for farm exports

Soyameal exports dip 92% to touch all time low of 7,707 tonnes

Regulatory body meets, but no decision on GM mustard

Water in 91 reservoirs at 38% of full capacity

Fisher-friend app extended to Kerala

Mixed trend in edible oils

Our Correspondent

Edible oils prices rule mixed with firm sentiment on back of higher volumes on Thursday. Vikram global commodities traded Malaysian super palmolein at ₹547. Liberty was quoting palmolein ₹522, super... »

Spot rubber remains steady

Spot rubber continued to remain steady on Wednesday. RSS 4 closed unchanged at ₹91 a kg, according to traders. The grade was flat at ₹91.50 and ₹88.50 respectively, according to the Rubber Board an... »

DS Group hopes to ‘Catch’ rural consumers with spice sachets

Meenakshi Verma Ambwani

Also sets sights on branded asafoetida »

Prices of small onion to stay subdued, says farm varsity

Our Bureau

Chances of a rise in the price of the small onion is rather remote, say sources at the Back office of Agro Marketing Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI & BPC) in the Centre for Agricu... »

Kerala High Court stays ban on shark fin export

Our Bureau

The Kerala High Court has stayed the Central government’s ban on export of shark fins. Justice Mohammed Mushtaq ordered the stay on Wednesday on a writ petition by Bijumon, a Kochi-based seafood expor... »

Spot rubber stays unchanged


Spot rubber finished flat on Tuesday. RSS 4 continued to remain steady at ₹91 per kg, according to traders and the Rubber Board. The grade was unchanged at ₹88 as quoted by the dealers. February futu... »

Vazhakulam woos food-processing entrepreneurs

A file photo of a street vendor piling pineapples from Vazhakulam for sale at Kochi. The short shelf-life of the fruit is a big handicap as the farmers cannot hold onto their harvest for better prices


Kerala’s ‘Pineapple Republic’ to go in for a global branding; invites processing units to make value-added, packaged products »

Beedi workers seek alternative jobs

Our Bureau

Representatives of different trade unions have urged the Centre to provide viable alternative employment opportunities to beedi workers before adopting any ‘anti-tobacco’ policy. Addressing pressp... »

Thundershowers seen spreading across landscape from next week

Vinson Kurian

Parts of East India and North-East India received occasional thundershowers during the 24 hours ending on Tuesday morning but the wait continued in the plains of North-West India and West India. A... »

Russian wheat export prices slide


Russian wheat export prices fell last week, undermined by worries about future supply contracts to world No. 1 importer Egypt, analysts said on Monday. Black Sea prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 ... »

No stay on Centre’s Bt cotton order: Delhi court

Bengal to offer land to CPRI for seed development

Tea prices lose steam at Kochi auction despite low arrivals

Centre urged to set up separate ministry for fisheries, ocean sector

Bean there, drone that... Coffee planters for an eye-in-the-sky to assess crop health

Russia mulls excise tax on palm oil

Indian Basmati gets geo-tag of authenticity

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