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Neem-coated urea mandatory for 75% of domestic production

PTI

Government has made it mandatory for domestic fertiliser firms to “neem coat” at least 75 per... »

DS Group’s dairy arm eyes new markets, targets Rs 350 cr turnover

Tomojit Basu

The Dharampal Satyapal (DS) Group – best known for brands like ‘Catch’ table spices and beverage... »

Palm oil share in India's edible oil imports seen at 9-year low

Workers loading palm oil fruits into containers on their way into processing plants at a palm oil factory in Malingping, Indonesia's Banten province in this file photo. The shift in buying pattern at the world's top palm oil importer, India, could drag on benchmark prices that have shed 3 per cent in 2015 amid ample global soyaoil supplies.

Reuters

The share of palm oil in India's growing edible oil imports is expected to drop to the lowest si... »

9-day holiday for turmeric markets

PTI

The turmeric markets in this town, one of the biggest in India, will remain closed for nine days... »

Agriculture credit not reaching small farmers: Assocham

Credit crunch: Source of farm credit for households with small landholdings is still the traditional moneylender, who charges a high rate of interest.

PTI

Agriculture credit is not reaching small farm holders in India, resulting in high level of indeb... »

Agri-biz

Centre offers to promote rubber-specific courses

Our Bureau

The Union Government is keen to open centres of excellence to provide training in rubber sector... »

Agri-biz

Hyderabad to host Agritex from March 30-April 1

K V Kurmanath

Hyderabad will host the third edition of Agritex 2015, an international agriculture trade fair,... »

Agri-biz

Cotton body urges CCI to offload stocks

Our Bureau

The Cotton Association of India has urged the Cotton Corporation of India, which procures cotton... »

Naidu to lay foundation stone of Pattiseema irrigation project on Sunday

V. Rishi Kumar

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will lay the foundation stone for the Pattiseema lift irrigation project on Sunday. The Pattiseema irrigation project is aimed at solvin... »

Thunderstorms return to North-West India

Vinson Kurian

Thundershowers have returned to the hills and plains, with Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Maharashtra and north interior Karnataka being affected during the 24 hour... »

As EU lifts milk quota, dairy exporters to face the heat

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Tomojit Basu

Indian dairy exporters are likely to be tested with the abolition of the milk quota regime in the European Union (EU) on March 31, with increasing competition within the block given the varia... »

Sugar mills upset over TN budget concessions

Our Bureau

The South Indian Sugar Mills Association of India - Tamil Nadu is disappointed that the State Budget has not addressed the concerns of the sugar industry. The Association president P... »

Higher tariff in India takes juice off US pears

Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla

Ample demand from China and India for US pears is expected to keep pear growers in America’s Pacific Northwest happy, despite the small crop of 2014, down from the 2013 season’s record. The... »

Low prices drive rubber farmer to suicide

Aravindan

The first report of a suicide from the plantation sector has been reported. Krishnankutty Nair, a small rubber grower who owns three acres of rubber came to Moonnilavu in Pala from Peravoor... »

Centre offers to promote rubber-specific courses

Our Bureau

The Union Government is keen to open centres of excellence to provide training in rubber sector under PPP model. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneu... »

Board plans campaign for sustainable rubber cultivation

Aravindan

The Rubber Board – in co-operation with Rubber Producers Societies, self-help groups and other voluntary organisations – is organising an awareness campaign to propagate the message of sust... »

Volume rises at Coonoor tea auctions

PS SUNDAR

A volume of 11.07 lakh kg is being offered for Sale No: 13 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday. It is some 62,000 kg less than last week’s offe... »

Groundnut sowing turns sluggish in Gujarat

Our Bureau

Groundnut sowing in Gujarat is progressing at a sluggish pace as only 33 per cent area has been covered so far, while overall 59 per cent sowing is complete for the Summer sowing this year. »

Concor opens cold-store facility for bananas, mangoes

Riga Sugars seeks sops to tide over financial crisis

Agriculture Minister briefs FM about rabi crop damage

Riga Sugar seeks deferment of excise duty, VAT payment for two years

Wineries ferment relief for grape farmers

Cotton flat on limited buying

Lull in western disturbance causes heat wave over Gujarat

Spreading beef bans hit farmers, traders

Cotton body urges CCI to offload stocks

Our Bureau

The Cotton Association of India has urged the Cotton Corporation of India, which procures cotton as part of the Government’s Minimum Support Price programme, to formulate a policy to offload the s... »

Seafood export units mull moving court against Kerala power board

Our Bureau

The Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) has complained that the anti-power theft squad of Kerala State Electricity Board had wrongly raided the processing units of many of its members an... »

Tea prices move up at Kochi auction

Our Bureau

Tea prices at Kochi auctions have gathered steam on short supply, with the dust average price moved up by ₹2.86. The auctioneers Forbes, Ewart & Figgis attributes the reasons for pric... »

Rising arrivals crush mustard

Our Correspondent

Downtrend continued in mustard oil and seeds with arrivals outstripping demand. Absence of demand and rise in arrival has dragged mustard oil prices in Indore mandis in the past on... »
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Govt ‘should act to ensure sustainability of rubber farming’

Our Bureau

The crisis in the rubber industry and the resultant price decline has prompted the United Planters Association of South India (Upasi) to seek urgent government intervention. This has forced... »

Agri Ministry lowers crop damage estimates

Our Bureau

The Agriculture Ministry has lowered its estimates of Rabi crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms through the first half of March. The damaged area, according to an of... »

Hyderabad to host Agritex from March 30-April 1

K V Kurmanath

Hyderabad will host the third edition of Agritex 2015, an international agriculture trade fair, from March 30 to April 1 at the HITEX facility at Madhapur here. Being organised by Kenes E... »

Vietnam suspends Indian groundnut imports

MR Subramani

Nearly 500 containers of Indian groundnut shipments have been stranded at Haiphong port in Vietnam following the detection of groundnut seed beetle (Caryedon serratus) in the consign... »

Specialty tea sale: Board to extend financial aid

Our Correspondent

The Tea Board has decided to extend financial support to revive speciality tea auctions. This will help the conduct of Nilgiris Winter Specialty tea auctions.In 2012 and 2013, the N... »

NDDB hopes Asia to follow NDP model for higher milk output

Our Bureau

  National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is hopeful that countries in Asia and the Pacific Region, where the demand for milk and milk products is expected to be 320 million tonnes (mt)... »

Lakshadweep copra makes inroads in Kerala market; finds takers despite high price

Cheaper Indian cotton garners overseas orders

IIL set to launch bio-fertiliser ‘Mycoraja’ nationally in April

Asia's demand for milk likely to touch 320 mt by 2021

Cardamom rules steady as demand loses flavour

23% tea sold at Coonoor auctions

CapAleph partners Meeran Family Trust to promote start-ups in agri-biz

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Start-up cracks the code to skill students

Navadha Pandey

When working with Facebook in the US, Ankush Singla (27) and Anushray Gupta (26) would come down... »

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